Mock orange
Mock Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster]

That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

{Mock bishop's weed} (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs ({Discopleura}) growing in wet places.

{Mock heroic}, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem.

{Mock lead}. See {Blende} ( a ).

{Mock nightingale} (Zo["o]l.), the European blackcap.

{Mock orange} (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs ({Philadelphus}), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. {Philadelphus coronarius}, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.

{Mock sun}. See {Parhelion}.

{Mock turtle soup}, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup.

{Mock velvet}, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See {Mockado}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mock Orange — typically means Philadelphus, a mostly Holarctic genus of shrubs. It can also refer to: Bursaria spinosa (Australian Blackthorn), a small tree from Australia Choisya ternata (Mexican orange), an aromatic shrub native to North America Maclura… …   Wikipedia

  • Mock orange — Orange Or ange ([o^]r [e^]nj), n. [F.; cf. It. arancia, arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar. n[=a]ranj, Per. n[=a]ranj, n[=a]rang; cf. Skr. n[=a]ranga orange tree. The o in F. orange is due to confusion with or gold, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mock orange — ► NOUN ▪ a bushy shrub (philadelphus) with white flowers whose perfume resembles that of orange blossom …   English terms dictionary

  • mock orange — ☆ mock orange n. any of a genus (Philadelphus) of shrubs of the saxifrage family, with fragrant, white flowers resembling those of the orange …   English World dictionary

  • Mock-orange — For other uses, see Mock Orange (disambiguation). Philadelphus redirects here. For other uses, see Philadelphus (disambiguation). Mock orange Philadelphus × purpureomaculatus, cultivar Belle Étoile …   Wikipedia

  • mock orange — garbiniuotasis lipniasėklis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lipniasėklinių dekoratyvinis, medieninis šeimos augalas (Pittosporum undulatum), paplitęs Australijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Pittosporum undulatum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mock orange — japoninis lipniasėklis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lipniasėklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Pittosporum tobira), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pittosporum tobira angl. Australian laurel; Japanese pittosporum; mock orange… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mock orange — mock′ or′ange n. 1) pln Also called syringa any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Philadelphus of the saxifrage family, having white, often fragrant flowers. 2) pln any of various other shrubs or trees having flowers or fruit resembling… …   From formal English to slang

  • mock orange — noun 1. large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy white flowers in short terminal racemes • Syn: ↑syringa, ↑Philadelphus coronarius • Hypernyms: ↑philadelphus • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Philadelphus 2. sma …   Useful english dictionary

  • mock orange — noun Date: 1731 1. any of a genus (Philadelphus) of ornamental shrubs of which several are widely grown for their showy white flowers and that is either placed in the saxifrage or hydrangea families or in a family (Philadelphaceae) of its own… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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