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mock orange


Definition of mock orange

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Philadelphus) of ornamental shrubs of which several are widely grown for their showy white flowers and that is either placed in the saxifrage or hydrangea families or in a family (Philadelphaceae) of its own —called also philadelphus, syringa

  2. 2 :  any of several usually shrubby plants considered to resemble the orange


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