- lilac (senses & )
- mock orange
Origin of syringaModL, name of the genus from Classical Greek syrinx (gen. syringos), a pipe, tube (see syringe): from the use of the plants for making pipes
A mock orange shrub.
Origin of syringaNew Latin from Greek surinx suring- shepherd's pipe (from the use of its hollow stems to make pipes)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek stem of σῦριγξ (surinx, “shepherd's pipe, quill”) (from the hollow stem of the plant, used to make pipes and flutes)