Japanese tree lilac

noun

Definition of Japanese tree lilac

: an arborescent lilac (Syringa amurensis japonica) of Japan having showy yellowish white flowers

called also Japanese lilac, Japan tree lilac

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“Japanese tree lilac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20tree%20lilac. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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