mock-orange

mock orange

noun
1.
Also called syringa. any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Philadelphus, of the saxifrage family, especially P. coronarius, a widely cultivated species having fragrant white flowers.
2.
any of various other shrubs or trees having flowers or fruit resembling those of the orange, as the laurel cherry.

Origin:
1725–35

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mock orange
 
n
1.  Also called: syringa any shrub of the genus Philadelphus, esp P. coronarius, with white fragrant flowers that resemble those of the orange: family Philadelphaceae
2.  any other shrub or tree that resembles the orange tree

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