Definition of syringa in English:

syringa

Line breaks: syr|inga
Pronunciation: /sɪˈrɪŋgə
 
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noun

1A plant of the genus Syringa (family Oleaceae), especially (in gardening) the lilac.
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  • The Zoo Lake Users Committee celebrated Arbor Week at the lake on Wednesday, with trees of the year for 2004 - the white and mountain syringa - being planted.
  • Some flowers that were suggested included the dogwood, syringa, gaillardia, Washington holly, wild rose, and marguerite.
  • So far, ramorum dieback has been found mostly on rhododendrons and viburnums, although it has also been identified on camellia, kalmia, pieris, syringa and yew.
2 informal A mock orange shrub.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek surinx, suring- 'tube' (with reference to the use of its stems as pipe stems).

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