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Noun: mock orange  mók 'or-unj or mók 'ór-inj [N. Amer], mók 'ó-rinj [Brit]
  1. Large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes
    - syringa, Philadelphus coronarius
  2. Shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit
    - southern buckthorn, shittimwood, shittim, Bumelia lycioides
  3. Small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
    - cherry laurel, laurel cherry, wild orange, Prunus caroliniana
  4. Small shrubby deciduous yellowwood tree of south central United States having spines, glossy dark green leaves and an inedible fruit that resembles an orange; its hard orange-coloured wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge
    - osage orange, bow wood, Maclura pomifera

Derived forms: mock oranges

Type of: angiospermous tree, angiospermous yellowwood, buckthorn, flowering tree, philadelphus

Part of: genus Philadelphus, genus Prunus, Prunus

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