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mock orange

Definitions

noun

  1. 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. any other shrub or tree that resembles the orange tree

Example Sentences Including 'mock orange'

The mustiness had gone and she could smell the roses and mock orange from the front garden.
Barbara Erskine SANDS OF TIME (2003)
The darkening countryside smelled sweet and clean - hay, dew-drenched grass, and from somewhere a whiff of mock orange blossoms.
Kallen, Lucille C B Greenfield - A Little Madness

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