Lavender

Lavender is the name of a group of light purple flowers in the genus Lavandula. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Latin lividus meaning “bluish; envious” and the spelling was altered to resemble French lavare (to wash, bathe). Lavender is also an English and Dutch surname, originally an occupational name for a washerman or a launderer who worked in the wool industry; the name also derives from Latin lavandus via lavare meaning “to wash”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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