mock orange

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 — called also philadelphus, syringa 2. any of several usually shrubby plants considered to resemble the orange

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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