from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of shrubs of the order Saxifrageæ and the tribe Hydrangeæ, characterized by the inferior ovary, numerous stamens, and four or five imbricate petals.

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  • noun any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clusters; widely grown in temperate regions


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