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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'

EDWARD CORBETT Morecambe, Lancs A Pruning young mock orange shrubs will produce growth at the expense of flowers.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Murraya ( mock orange ), hibiscus, bougainvillea are used for these effects or to create height.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Now I know why the spindly lemon and the mock orange are part of Digging Deep's motley assortment of garden plants.
Misc (1999)
Pop in some gardening tough guys like bamboo, willow, New Zealand flax and mock orange.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
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
The mustiness had gone and she could smell the roses and mock orange from the front garden.
Barbara Erskine SANDS OF TIME (2003)

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