philadelphus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of bushes regarding the order Saxifrageæ in addition to tribe Hydrangeæ, characterized by the substandard ovary, many stamens, and four or five imbricate petals.
    • some of various chiefly deciduous ornamental bushes of this genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented blossoms, solitary or perhaps in groups; widely grown in temperate areas

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