mock orange definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many deciduous bushes associated with genus Philadelphus, having other, easy leaves and white, generally fragrant blossoms with four petals and numerous stamens.
    • any one of different similar or relevant shrubs or trees.
    • any types of shrubs regarding the genus Philadelphus, which have whitish and often fragrant flowers.
    • Any plant associated with the genus Philadelphus, but specially P. coronarius. Its fragrance in blossom resembles compared to orange-flowers. See syringa.
    • See crazy lime, under orange.
    • just like calabazilla.
    • The Victorian laurel, Pittosporum undulatum, a little tree yielding a hard, close-grained whitish timber. In the Azores it is useful for protecting orange-trees from the wind. Known as in addition native laurel. See Pittosporum.
    • small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central US having spines, shiny dark-green leaves and an inedible good fresh fruit that resembles an orange; its tough orange-colored timber used for bows by local Americans; regularly planted as boundary hedge
    • small flowering evergreen tree of south usa
    • big robust shrub with showy and highly fragrant creamy-white blossoms simply speaking terminal racemes
    • shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern usa with white flowers and little black colored drupaceous good fresh fruit
  • adjective:
    • a genus of American and Asiatic bushes (Philadelphus), with showy white plants in panicled cymes. Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, features fragrant blossoms; the United states sorts tend to be almost scentless.

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