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syringa

[ suh-ring-guh ]
/ səˈrɪŋ gə /
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noun
any shrub or tree of the genus Syringa, including the lilacs.
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Origin of syringa

1655–65; <New Latin <Greek sȳring- (stem of sŷrinxsyrinx) + New Latin -a-a2; name first given to mock orange, the stems of which were used in pipe-making
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British Dictionary definitions for syringa

syringa
/ (sɪˈrɪŋɡə) /

noun
another name for mock orange, lilac (def. 1)

Word Origin for syringa

C17: from New Latin, from Greek surinx tube, alluding to the use of its hollow stems for pipes
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