mock-orange

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mock-orange (uncountable)

  1. Any of many shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white, fragrant flowers, for which they are cultivated outside their natural range.
  2. Any of several similar but unrelated plants such as syringa.

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  • 1923, Katherine Mansfield, The Canary
    Often, from the window I used to see people stop at the gate to listen, or they would lean over the fence by the mock-orange for quite a long time - carried away.