Definition of mock orange in English:

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mock orange

Pronunciation: /ˈmäk ˈˌôrənj/


A bushy shrub of north temperate regions that is cultivated for its strongly scented white flowers whose perfume resembles orange blossom.
  • Genus Philadelphus, family Hydrangeaceae (formerly Philadelphaceae): several species and hybrids, in particular P. coronarius.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: mock or·ange

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