Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. "That superior greatness and mock majesty.

<botany> " (Spectator) Mock bishop's weed, a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. P. 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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