syringa

[ suh-ring-guh ]
/ səˈrɪŋ gə /
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noun

any shrub or tree of the genus Syringa, including the lilacs.

Nearby words

  1. syria,
  2. syriac,
  3. syrian,
  4. syrian desert,
  5. syrian hamster,
  6. syringadenoma,
  7. syringe,
  8. syringeal,
  9. syringectomy,
  10. syringes

Origin of syringa

1655–65; < New Latin < Greek sȳring- (stem of sŷrinx syrinx) + 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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