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mock orange

n.
Any of various widely cultivated deciduous shrubs of the genus Philadelphus, having white, usually fragrant flowers with four petals and numerous stamens.
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mock orange

n
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) any other shrub or tree that resembles the orange tree
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mock′ or′ange


n.
1. Also called syringa. any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Philadelphus, of the saxifrage family, having white, often fragrant flowers.
2. any of various other shrubs or trees having flowers or fruit resembling those of the orange.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.mock orange - large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemesmock orange - large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes
genus Philadelphus - mock orange: type and sole genus of the subfamily Philadelphaceae; sometimes placed in family Saxifragaceae
philadelphus - any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clusters; widely grown in temperate regions
2.mock orange - shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruitmock orange - shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit
buckthorn - any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
3.mock orange - small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
4.mock orange - small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orangemock orange - small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orange; its hard orange-colored wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge
angiospermous yellowwood - any of various angiospermous trees having yellow wood
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