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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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[C17: from New Latin, from Greek surinx tube, alluding to the use of its hollow stems for pipes]
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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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|Noun||1.||syringa - 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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