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dog rose

noun
1.
an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers.
Origin of dog rose
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600
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Examples from the Web for dog rose
Historical Examples
  • The dog rose on his hind legs, and stood upright for a full minute.

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling
  • A dog rose and stretched itself elaborately, yawning the while.

    Nightmare Planet Murray Leinster
  • The seed-vessel of this rose is rounder than the hip of the dog rose.

  • Of what use is the dog rose, with its large discs of pinky-white, to him?

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • A dog rose and stretched himself elaborately, yawning the while.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • At the first cry of the woman the dog rose, growling, and bounded into the room.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • But just then the dog rose to look pointedly toward the corner of the house.

    Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
  • The dog rose up to meet him, as piteous and indignant as a dumb beast can be.

    The Were-Wolf

    Clemence Housman
  • The dog rose, stretched himself, then walked over to rub his cold nose against his young master.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • The dog rose up, pointed his ears, and put himself on the defensive.

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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