Definition of Mock orange
1. Noun. Large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes.
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.
Generic synonyms: Buckthorn
3. Noun. Small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States.
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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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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- ..."