PRONUNCIATION: (LY-luhk, -lahk)

MEANING: noun: 1. Pale purple color. 2. Any of various shrubs having violet, pink, or white flowers.
adjective: Of a pale purple color.

ETYMOLOGY: From obsolete French lilac (in Modern French: lilas), from Spanish lilac, from Arabic lilak, from Persian lilak, from Sanskrit nil (blue). Earliest documented use: 1625.

LI-LACK - cannot tell an untruth

LIL-ARC - small rainbow

LI-BAC - what your dentist tells you just before the tender ministrations begin