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noun
Also called syringa. any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Philadelphus, of the saxifrage family, especially P. coronarius, a widely cultivated species having fragrant white flowers.
any of various other shrubs or trees having flowers or fruit resembling those of the orange, as the laurel cherry.
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Origin of mock orange

First recorded in 1725–35
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mock orange

noun
Also called: syringa any shrub of the genus Philadelphus, esp P. coronarius, with white fragrant flowers that resemble those of the orange: family Philadelphaceae
any other shrub or tree that resembles the orange tree
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