Definition of Mock orange

1. Noun. Large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes.

Exact synonyms: Philadelphus Coronarius, Syringa
Group relationships: Genus Philadelphus
Generic synonyms: Philadelphus



2. Noun. Shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit.

3. Noun. Small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States.

4. Noun. Small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orange; its hard orange-colored wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mock Orange

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mochiko
mochila
mochilas
mochis
mochs
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mock-heroic
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mock orange (current term)
mock privet
mock strawberry
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Literary usage of Mock orange

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1. The Ladies' Wreath by Sarah Towne Martyn, Helen Irving (1850)
"... mock orange. - The Hotel do Ville. The Dahlia, * Outward Bound. •I The Belle of the Village. .s The Young Adventurer. The Wild Hose. \Birmingham, Conn. ..."

2. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"Philadel- phits coronarius is the most sweet-scented and in other GORDON.S MOCK ORANGE. ways the best variety, although gran- ..."

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