Definitions of syringa

  1. genus of Old World shrubs or low trees having fragrant flowers in showy panicles: lilacs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The mock orange; -- popularly so called because its stems were formerly used as pipestems. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A class of garden shrubs of the olive family, including the lilac and the mock orange. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A genus of plants, the lilacs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A genus of plants of which the lilac is the type. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for syringa

  1. The little plant of which she spoke, the climbing syringa which was given to her as a special favour by the man in charge of the Borda Gardens, reached San Francisco in good condition and took most kindly to its new home. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  2. Then, faint and overpowered, she was led through the little plantation, over a gap in the garden wall, down past the scorched syringa trees which lined the roadway that ran along the hillside at the back of the still burning house, till they reached the waggon- house with the two little rooms which served respectively as a store and a harness room. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard