from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The mock orange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Syringa, such as the lilacs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants; the lilac.
- n. The mock orange; -- popularly so called because its stems were formerly used as pipestems.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Philadelphus; the mock-orange.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. genus of Old World shrubs or low trees having fragrant flowers in showy panicles: lilacs
- n. large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes
_ (DD) (The name syringa is commonly misapplied to the species of _Philadelphus.
A syringa was planted in front, and a broom-tree on the right united it with the willow; in the middle there was a deal table.
My favorite thing was all of the syringa flowers, like etched on the carpet how do they even do that? and in the glass windows...very pretty.
These are Jacaranda mimosifolia, Lantana camara, syringa (Melia azedarach), and white mulberry (Morus alba).
Ether de Lilas Blanc sur Feuillage Tendre, built around a note of white lilac syringa vulgaris alba, and also featuring the notes of passion-flower, orange blossom, bark, mandarin, lilac, leaves, iris and musk, is perhaps my favorite of the three.
Their activities upset the natural status quo, and we awoke one morning to find a pair of adult boomslangs Afrikaans for tree snake—“boo-um-slung”, the female brown, the male pea green, looped in a bow at the top of the syringa tree in the driveway.
There was a deafening bang, and a large section of the syringa tree detached itself and plummeted to the ground.
Wistaria chinensis, and brightened by azalea and syringa clusters.
On this particular afternoon, Mme. de Guermantes had given me, knowing that I was fond of them, some branches of syringa which had been sent to her from the South.
The spray of syringa made me profoundly sad, as did also the discovery that Albertine could have thought or called me cruel and hostile; most of all perhaps, certain lies so unexpected that I had difficulty in grasping them.
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