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dog rose

an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers.
Origin of dog rose
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Instantly the houn' dog rose from his accustomed place under the table and crouched, ready to repel invaders.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • A dog rose and stretched itself elaborately, yawning the while.

    Nightmare Planet Murray Leinster
  • The dog rose and sank with the grace almost of the prima donna herself.

  • The seed-vessel of this rose is rounder than the hip of the dog rose.

  • So the dog rose softly and moved to the side of the narrow bed, where he stretched himself on the floor.

    Prince Jan, St. Bernard Forrestine C. Hooker
  • A dog rose and stretched himself elaborately, yawning the while.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • The dog rose, with ears erect, and looked anxiously first at his master and then into the grave.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • But just then the dog rose to look pointedly toward the corner of the house.

    Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
  • On the opening of the door, the dog rose—advanced to caress his master—and looked up in Linley's face.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Thereupon the dog rose from his seat on the wagon-bottom, jumped down after him, and shook himself.

    The Young Surveyor; J. T. Trowbridge
British Dictionary definitions for dog rose

dog rose

a prickly wild rose, Rosa canina, that is native to Europe and has pink or white delicate scentless flowers
Word Origin
translation of the Latin name, from Greek; from the belief that its root was effective against the bite of a mad dog
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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