philadelphus


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philadelphus

(ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs)
n
(Plants) any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family Hydrangeaceae. See also mock orange1
[C19: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother]
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Noun1.philadelphus - any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clustersphiladelphus - 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
genus Philadelphus - mock orange: type and sole genus of the subfamily Philadelphaceae; sometimes placed in family Saxifragaceae
mock orange, Philadelphus coronarius, syringa - large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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| Prune spring-flowering deciduous shrubs, such as kerria, philadelphus, forsythia, ribes and weigela, as soon as they have finished flowering.
Perfect scents Plant reliable fragrant shrubs such as mock orange or philadelphus, lilac, buddleja and pineapple broom and fill the air with buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies which get tipsy on sweet nectar.
PHILADELPHUS MOCK ORANGE WANT to fill your garden with a delicious perfume?
? Prune shrubs, including chaenomeles, deutzia, spiraea, and philadelphus, as soon as they have finished flowering.
she presented Antony with another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus.
It could be a fine afternoon for the Dartnall operation, with Philadelphus also taken to go well in the 2 For 1 Offer 9th February Handicap Hurdle.
It portrays Queen Arsinoe II Philadelphus on one side and on the reverse, it illustrates two "overlapping cornucopias decorated with fillets," according to the IAA.
They are the Dattari Bronze Rider in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a male statuette and female draped figure in Britain, bronze portrait heads and busts attributed to Ptolemy II Philadelphus, and Egyptian bronzes of Ptolemy II.
After flowering, prune flowering shrubs such Choisya ternata, jasmine and Philadelphus by removing spent flowers and weak shoots.
The Letter of Aristeas, a text written in Greek by a Jewish author of the Alexandrian diaspora, probably in the second century B.C., traces the circumstances under which a Greek translation of the sacred book of the Jews, the Pentateuch, was commissioned by King Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The letter situates this undertaking in the broader context of the foundation of the Library of Alexandria on the advice of Demetrius of Phalerum, who instigated the plan to gather together all the world's books, both those in the possession of the Greeks and those "of other peoples."