Persian lilac

Persian lilac

noun
an Asian lilac, Syringa persica, having pale reddish-purple flowers.

Origin:
1630–40

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persian lilac

noun
1. tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree [syn: chinaberry
2. small densely branching Asiatic shrub having lanceolate leaves and panicles of fragrant lilac flowers 
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