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Cherokee rose

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noun
  1. the fragrant white rose of a prickly, climbing shrub, Rosa laevigata, originally from China and naturalized in the southern U.S.: the state flower of Georgia.

Origin of Cherokee rose

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Cherokee rose

noun
  1. an evergreen climbing Chinese rose, Rosa laevigata, that now grows wild in the southern US, having large white fragrant flowers
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