[syn: Syringa, genus Syringa]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Syringa \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-
white flowers in short terminal racemes [syn: mock
orange, syringa, Philadelphus coronarius]
2: genus of Old World shrubs or low trees having fragrant
flowers in showy panicles: lilacs [syn: Syringa, genus