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mock orange



  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 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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