- mock orange(def 1).
- any shrub or tree of the genus Syringa, including the lilacs.
Origin of syringa
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Examples from the Web for syringa
I could not do without a syringa, for the sake of Cowper's line.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters
William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
They removed to Syringa Villas after that, and did the washing at home.More about Pixie
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
You could not see a leaf on the syringa bushes for the white clusters.Bliss, and Other Stories
The rose-bushes dropped their petals, and the syringa moved in the breeze.The Believing Years
Edmund Lester Pearson
William decided to bring her syringa, handfuls of syringa, armfuls of syringa.Just William
C17: from New Latin, from Greek surinx tube, alluding to the use of its hollow stems for pipes
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