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 for mock orange
From 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.]
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     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.
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     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.
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     2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
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     3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
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     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">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}).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mock \Mock\, a.
     Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed;
     sham.
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           That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator.
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     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.
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From 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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