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philadelphus (shrub)

Definition:

any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clusters; widely grown in temperate regions

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plurals:

philadelphus* | philadelphuses
(* philadelphus may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

mock orange

Etymology:

Modern Latin from Greek philadelphon, mock orange from philadelphos, loving...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of philadelphus...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

philadelphus

any shrub of the northern temperate genus "Philadelphus", cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family "Hydrangeaceae" "mock orange" (19 of 283 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/philadelphus

Merriam-Webster:

mock orange | philadelphus [sense-specific] | syringa [sense-specific] | Philadelphus [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of ornamental shrubs of which several are widely grown for ... | any of several usually shrubby plants considered to resemble the ... (25 of 75 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mock orange

Oxford Dictionary:

mock orange | philadelphus

a bushy shrub of north temperate regions, which is cultivated for its strongly scented white flowers, the perfume of which resembles orange blossom.; ... (23 of 57 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mock-orange

New World Dictionary:

mock orange [United States] | Philadelphus [genus]

any of a genus of shrubs of the saxifrage family, with fragrant, white flowers resembling those of the orange (19 of 21 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mock-orange

Wikipedia:

Philadelphus | mock-orange

a genus of about 60 species of shrubs from 1 to 6 m tall, native to North America, Central America, Asia and in southeast Europe. They are named "mock-orange" in reference to their flowers, which in wild species look somewhat similar to those of... (44 of 951 words, pronunciation, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Philadelphus

Philadelphus (disambiguation)

the scientific name of mock-oranges, a genus of shrubs. Philadelphus is the Latinized form of the ancient Greek Philadelphos ... | Attalus II Philadelphus (220-138 BC), king of Pergamon 160- 138 BC | Iotape Philadelphus (before 17- about 52 AD),... (38 of 288 words, 15 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Philadelphus (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Philadelphus [plant genus]

genus of deciduous shrubs of the family Hydrangeaceae, including the popular garden forms commonly known as mock orange and sweet syringa. ... (21 of 191 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/455855​/Philadelphus

American Heritage Dictionary:

mock orange | syringa | Philadelphus [genus, sense-specific]

Any of numerous deciduous shrubs of the genus "Philadelphus", having ... | Any of various similar or related shrubs or trees. (20 of 34 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mock-orange

Wiktionary:

Philadelphus

A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Hydrangeoideae -- the mock oranges. (10 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Philadelphus

Columbia Encyclopedia:

shrub

any woody, perennial, bushy plant that branches into several stems or trunks at the base and is smaller than a tree. Shrubs are an important feature ... (26 of 213 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0845052​.html

Random House Dictionary:

shrub

a woody plant smaller than a tree, usually having multiple permanent stems branching from or near the ground. | "shrub" : any of various acidulated ... (24 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/shrub

Cambridge Dictionary:

shrub

a large plant with a rounded shape formed from many small branches growing either directly from the ground or from a hard woody stem, grown in gardens (27 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shrub

Macmillan British Dictionary:

shrub [countable] | shrubs [plural]

a low thick bush, especially one that has been planted in a garden (13 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shrub

Encarta Dictionary:

mock orange | mock oranges [plural] | philadelphus [trees, sense-specific] | philadelphuses [trees, sense-specific, plural]

an ornamental bush or tree. Flowers: fragrant, white, resembling those of an orange tree. Genus Philadelphus. | a bush or tree that resembles an ... (23 of 46 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861693726​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

philadelphus

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek philadelphon, mock orange from philadelphos, loving one's brother from philein, to love + ... (17 of 20 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/philadelphus

Oxford Dictionary:

philadelphus

Origin: late 18th century: modern Latin (adopted by Linnaeus as a genus name), from Greek philadelphos 'loving one's brother'

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/philadelphus

Collins Dictionary:

philadelphus

First use: 19th century

Origin: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/philadelphus

Merriam-Webster:

philadelphus

First use: 1783

Origin: New Latin, from Greek philadelphos brotherly, from phil- + adelphos brother

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/philadelphus

Encarta Dictionary:

philadelphus [trees, definition 1] | philadelphuses [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek philadelphos "loving your brother" from philos "loving" + adelphos "brother"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725562​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

philadelphus

Audio: British English pronunciation of "philadelphus"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/philadelphus

the Free Dictionary:

philadelphus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "philadelphus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "philadelphus"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/philadelphus

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

philadelphus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "philadelphus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=philad​02 word=philadelphus

YourDictionary Audio:

philadelphus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "philadelphus" by speech synthesizer

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