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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes;
[syn: mock orange, syringa, Philadelphus coronarius]

2. shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit;
[syn: southern buckthorn, shittimwood, shittim, mock orange, Bumelia lycioides]

3. small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States;
[syn: cherry laurel, laurel cherry, mock orange, 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-colored wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge;
[syn: osage orange, bow wood, mock orange, Maclura pomifera]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orange \Or"ange\ ([o^]r"[e^]nj), n. [F.; cf. It. arancia, arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar. n[=a]ranj, Per. n[=a]ranj, n[=a]rang; cf. Skr. n[=a]ranga orange tree. The o- in F. orange is due to confusion with or gold, L. aurum, because the orange resembles gold in color.] [1913 Webster] 1. The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus (Citrus Aurantium). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe. [1913 Webster] Note: There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the bitter orange, which is supposed to be the original stock; the navel orange, which has the rudiment of a second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the blood orange, with a reddish juice; and the horned orange, in which the carpels are partly separated. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree. [1913 Webster] 3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow. [1913 Webster] Mandarin orange. See Mandarin. Mock orange (Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus Philadelphus, which have whitish and often fragrant blossoms. Native orange, or Orange thorn (Bot.), an Australian shrub (Citriobatus parviflorus); also, its edible yellow berries. Orange bird (Zool.), a tanager of Jamaica (Tanagra zena); -- so called from its bright orange breast. Orange cowry (Zool.), a large, handsome cowry (Cypraea aurantia), highly valued by collectors of shells on account of its rarity. Orange grass (Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant (Hypericum Sarothra), having minute, deep yellow flowers. Orange oil (Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained from orange rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is obtained from the flowers. Orange pekoe, a kind of black tea. Orange pippin, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor. Quito orange, the orangelike fruit of a shrubby species of nightshade (Solanum Quitoense), native in Quito. Orange scale (Zool.) any species of scale insects which infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale (Mytilaspis citricola), the long scale (Mytilaspis Gloveri), and the red scale (Aspidiotus Aurantii). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mock \Mock\, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster] That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] Mock bishop's weed (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (Discopleura) growing in wet places. Mock heroic, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem. Mock lead. See Blende ( a ). Mock nightingale (Zool.), the European blackcap. Mock orange (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless. Mock sun. See Parhelion. Mock turtle soup, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup. Mock velvet, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See Mockado. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mock orange n 1: large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy- white flowers in short terminal racemes [syn: mock orange, syringa, Philadelphus coronarius] 2: shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit [syn: southern buckthorn, shittimwood, shittim, mock orange, Bumelia lycioides] 3: small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States [syn: cherry laurel, laurel cherry, mock orange, 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- colored wood used for bows by Native Americans; frequently planted as boundary hedge [syn: osage orange, bow wood, mock orange, Maclura pomifera]




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