philadelphus

/ (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs) /

noun

any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family HydrangeaceaeSee also mock orange (def. 1)

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Word Origin for philadelphus

C19: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother
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