Syringa meaning

sə-rĭnggə
A mock orange shrub.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Oleaceae — the lilacs.
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Origin of syringa

  • New Latin from Greek surinx suring- shepherd's pipe (from the use of its hollow stems to make pipes)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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)

    From Wiktionary