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bourbon rose

a hybrid rose, Rosa borboniana, having dark, carmine-colored flowers, cultivated in many horticultural varieties.
Origin of bourbon rose
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Souvenir de la Malmaison (bourbon rose), with thirty expanded flowers, the largest more than five inches in diameter.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • The bourbon rose has also qualities which make many varieties favorites.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons

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