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A mock orange shrub.

[New Latin, from Greek surinx, suring-, shepherd's pipe (from the use of its hollow stems to make pipes).]
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(Plants) another name for mock orange, lilac1
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek surinx tube, alluding to the use of its hollow stems for pipes]
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mock′ or′ange

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.
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Noun1.syringa - large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemessyringa - 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.Syringa - genus of Old World shrubs or low trees having fragrant flowers in showy panicles: lilacs
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Oleaceae, Oleaceae, olive family - trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac
lilac - any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers
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n (Bot) → Falscher Jasmin, Pfeifenstrauch m; (= lilac)Flieder m, → Syringe f
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She made hard work of sewing, broke the thread, dropped her thimble into the syringa bushes, pricked her finger, wiped the perspiration from her forehead, could not match the checks, puckered the seams.
In that leafy, flowery, bushy time, to look for any one in this garden was like playing at "hide-and-seek." There were the tall hollyhocks beginning to flower and dazzle the eye with their pink, white, and yellow; there were the syringas and Guelder roses, all large and disorderly for want of trimming; there were leafy walls of scarlet beans and late peas; there was a row of bushy filberts in one direction, and in another a huge apple-tree making a barren circle under its low-spreading boughs.
Rose, lavateria, Mahonia, Cotoneaster, Rhododendron, Skimmia, Spirea, Syringa, Ribes.
1 Plant late flowering clematis viticella varieties to scramble through spring and summer-flowering shrubs such as philadelphus and syringa. They will flower well into autumn.
Plant late flowering Clematis viticella varieties to scramble through spring and summer-flowering shrubs such as phila-delphus and syringa. They will flower long after the flowers of the shrubs have faded.
ATHE varieties of the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris, can get out of hand, especially if they are neglected and have not been pruned from an early age.
Other good choices include a white lilac, Syringa vulgaris Alba and a white Dicentra spectabilis Alba, which has heart-shaped flowers, while the ferny leaves look wonderful under trees or around shrubs.
The opening Syringa Maiden Stakes looks a hot affair and it may well be worth making a mental note of the result for future reference.
Just pay 50p postage and choose from the following: Spiraea Aguta, with lots of white flowers; Forsythia, with yellow flowers; Ribes, a red-flowering currant; Kerria Japonica, with double yellow flowers and blue Syringa, a much-loved shrub.
"I found the eggs in a skip on Syringa Street in Marsh," he explained.
The mum lives on Syringa Street in the Tigers Bay area of North Belfast and said she has seen a surge in attacks over recent months.