Definitions for: Syringa


[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



Webster (1913) Definition: Sy*rin"ga, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a shepherd's pipe,
tube. Cf. Syringe.] (Bot.)
(a) A genus of plants; the lilac.
(b) The mock orange; -- popularly so called because its stems
were formerly used as pipestems.

Synonyms: genus Syringa, mock orange, Philadelphus coronarius

See Also: dicot genus, family Oleaceae, genus Philadelphus, lilac, magnoliopsid genus, Oleaceae, olive family, philadelphus

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