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climbing rose

any of various roses that ascend and cover a trellis, arbor, etc., chiefly by twining about the supports.
Origin of climbing rose
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The last, however, is but a moderate grower for a climbing rose.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • The great desideratum at this time is a double, yellow, climbing rose.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • "Well, pick the climbing rose as you pass," returned Miss Fletcher.

    Jewel's Story Book Clara Louise Burnham
  • Tillie never learned of that midnight excursion to the "climbing rose," two miles away.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She was going to train up a climbing rose, which had been planted by the side of the door.

  • Above their heads a climbing rose covering the end of the house sent down a clear, delicate perfume from its hundred flowers.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • As it is extremely vigorous in growth, it would make an admirable pillar or climbing rose, were it but a little more hardy.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • Sir John Sebright has small semidouble crimson flowers, a color valuable in a climbing rose, because not very common.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • In the neatly landscaped little green place back of the office building a climbing rose grew on a trellis.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • There is also a clipper which I often use in walking about to trim a bit here and there from a shrub or a climbing rose.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

    Helena Rutherfurd Ely

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