Definition of mock orange in English:

mock orange

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noun

  • A bushy shrub of north temperate regions, which is cultivated for its strongly scented white flowers, the perfume of which resembles orange blossom.
    • Genus Philadelphus, family Hydrangeaceae (formerly Philadelphaceae): several species and hybrids, in particular P. coronarius
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    • Add jewel mint of Corsica or creeping thyme between a path's stepping stones, and, if you have room, put a lemon or orange tree or a mock orange beside the path.
    • Gardeners could lay the same charge against most mock oranges.
    • And my mock orange bloomed very little this spring.

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