Definition of Japanese lilac
1. Noun. Lilac of northern China having ovate leaves and profuse early summer rose-lilac flowers.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japanese Lilac
Literary usage of Japanese lilac
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1. Landscape Gardening as Applied to Home Decoration by Samuel Taylor Maynard (1915)
"Golden-bell, Weeping. Snowberry. Silver-bell. Indian Currant. Rose of Sharon. Lilac, Common. Hydrangea, Japanese. Lilac, Persian. St. John's-wort, Shrubby. ..."
2. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils Jönsson-Rose (1897)
"Japanese lilac (#. Japonica).—A handsome plant with oblong-ovate, acuminate leaves and large, terminal clusters of creamy-white flowers. ..."
3. Sessional Papers by Canada Parliament (1901)
"The Japanese lilac, sometimes known as the tree lilac, is a native of Japan, as its name indicates, and was introduced in 1885. It is very similar in habit ..."
4. Forest Flora of Japan: Notes on the Forest Flora of Japan by Charles Sprague Sargent (1894)
"In its native country, the Japanese lilac, when fully grown, is an unshapely straggling tree, twenty-five to thirty feet in height, with a trunk rarely ..."