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 for syringa
From 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.
         [1913 Webster]

From 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

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