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cabbage rose

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noun
  1. a rose, Rosa centifolia, having large and fragrant pink flowers, cultivated in many varieties.

Origin of cabbage rose

First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for cabbage rose

Historical Examples

  • The Cabbage-rose was still desperately hailing the boat: Hi!

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern

  • We all like eggs, and again her eye roamed towards the Cabbage-rose.

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern

  • And the Cabbage-rose interpolated: Of course they are, delightful fellows!

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern

  • I think she tries to emulate Hester Grimess cabbage-rose cheeks.

    The Girls of Central High

    Gertrude W. Morrison

  • I remember once, when Leicester boarded at our house, Robert, there was a cabbage-rose growing in one corner of the garden.

    Fashion and Famine

    Ann S. Stephens


British Dictionary definitions for cabbage rose

cabbage rose

noun
  1. a rose, Rosa centifolia, with a round compact full-petalled head
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