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American Beauty

noun
1.
an American variety of rose, periodically bearing large crimson blossoms.
Origin of American Beauty
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • People called you the American Beauty, but you're more than that.

  • But as the perfume of the great American Beauty reached her, she opened her eyes and smiled weakly.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The lotus was part of the very life of Egypt, as the rose, the American Beauty rose, is part of our social life of to-day.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • The first day he came down to the lunch, all dressed up with the American Beauty and the white waistcoat.

  • These may be made by using the same pattern as for the American Beauty rose, selecting the size required.

    Make Your Own Hats

    Gene Allen Martin
  • Two orderlies carried a wreath of American Beauty roses which was to be placed on the tomb of the ardent young Frenchman.

    The Story of General Pershing

    Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
  • Ruth Morton, the American Beauty, stepped upon the screen, a compelling vision of loveliness.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks

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