\lavˈandjʊlə], \lavˈandjʊlə], \l_a_v_ˈa_n_d_j_ʊ_l_ə]\
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By William R. Warner
Lavendula, from lavo, 'I wash;' so called from being used in baths. Lavandula spica (Linnaeus) seu angustifolia seu officinalis seu vera, Common Lavender, (F.) Lavande. Ord. Labiatae. The odour of lavender flowers, Lavandula (Ph. U. S.), is fragrant and agreeable; taste warm and bitterish-depending upon an essential oil. It has been used as a stimulant; particularly in the form of the oil, -Oleum lavandulae. The dried leaves have been employed as an errhine. The French use, also, Lavandula Staechas, Staechas et Stichas Arabica, French Lavender, of which they have a compound syrup, Syrupus de stoechade compositus: given as a pectoral.
By Robley Dunglison
By Smith Ely Jelliffe