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Macartney rose

[muh-kahrt-nee] /məˈkɑrt ni/
a trailing or climbing evergreen rose, Rosa bracteata, of China, having shiny leaves and large, solitary white flowers.
Origin of Macartney rose
First recorded in 1805-15; named after George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806), British diplomat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Macartney rose is a wild rose of China, from which a few improved varieties have been raised from seed.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman

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