- 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
The Cabbage-rose was still desperately hailing the boat: Hi!
We all like eggs, and again her eye roamed towards the Cabbage-rose.
And the Cabbage-rose interpolated: Of course they are, delightful fellows!
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
- a rose, Rosa centifolia, with a round compact full-petalled head
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