Found 2 items, similar to Mock orange.
English → English
Definition: mock orange
n 1: large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant
creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes [syn: syringa
2: shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States
with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit [syn:
, Bumelia lycioides
3: small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
[syn: 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-colored wood used for bows by native Americans;
frequently planted as boundary hedge [syn: osage orange
, Maclura pomifera
English → English
Definition: Mock orange
([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.]
1. The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus
). 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
Note: There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the
, 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
, with a reddish juice; and the horned orange
, in which the carpels are partly separated.
2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
. See Mandarin
(Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus
, which have whitish and often fragrant
, or Orange thorn
(Bot.), an Australian
shrub (Citriobatus parviflorus
); also, its edible yellow
(Zo["o]l.), a tanager of Jamaica (Tanagra zena
); -- so called from its bright orange breast.
(Zo["o]l.), a large, handsome cowry
), highly valued by collectors of
shells on account of its rarity.
(Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant
), having minute, deep yellow
(Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained
from orange rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is
obtained from the flowers.
, a kind of black tea.
, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor.
, the orangelike fruit of a shrubby species of
nightshade (Solanum Quitoense
), native in Quito.
(Zo["o]l.) any species of scale insects which
infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale
), the long scale (Mytilaspis Gloveri
), and the red scale (Aspidiotus Aurantii
Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed;
That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator.
Mock bishop's weed
(Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous
) growing in wet places.
, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic
. See Blende
(Zo["o]l.), the European blackcap.
(Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs
), with showy white flowers in panicled
cymes. Philadelphus coronarius
, from Asia, has fragrant
flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.
. See Parhelion
Mock turtle soup
, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or
other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle
, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See