syringa

syringa

[suh-ring-guh]
noun
1.
mock orange ( def 1 ).
2.
any shrub or tree of the genus Syringa, including the lilacs.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin < Greek sȳring- (stem of sŷrinx syrinx) + Neo-Latin -a -a2; name first given to mock orange, the stems of which were used in pipe-making

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syringa (sɪˈrɪŋɡə)
 
n
mock orange another name for lilac
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek surinx tube, alluding to the use of its hollow stems for pipes]

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