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dog rose

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noun
  1. an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers.

Origin of dog rose

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for dog rose

Historical Examples

  • The first faces of Umbrian saints and angels were simple like the Umbrian dog-rose.

    The Story of Perugia

    Margaret Symonds

  • I am going to plant a rose-bush there, and call it the dog-rose.

  • These fantastic growths of the same kingdom as the dandelion and the dog-rose?

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

  • Johnny Magorey; a hip or dog-haw; the fruit of the dog-rose.

  • He has grown the white moss rose, without budding it on the dog-rose first.

    The Moonstone

    Wilkie Collins


British Dictionary definitions for dog rose

dog rose

noun
  1. 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
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