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moss rose

a variety of rose, Rosa centrifolia muscosa, having a mosslike growth on the calyx and stem.
Origin of moss rose
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is said to be a striped variety of the moss rose, but we do not credit it.

  • There is, however, no record of the first appearance of the moss rose.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • Ask him about the moss rose, when he comes back, and see if I have left him a leg to stand on!

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • In the matter of the moss rose there is a great deal to be said on both sides!

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • The moss rose will not bear the storms of winter, that the wild thorn can brave without danger.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • A little cluster of moss rose buds on the left shoulder, and another in her belt, were all the ornaments she wore.

  • To exemplify this, we will suppose that a climbing moss rose with red or crimson flowers is wished for.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • Sometimes a moss rose will put forth a branch perfectly free from the mossy covering.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • Of the truly elegant moss rose I need say nothing myself; it has been so amply honored by far happier pens than mine.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • And the surtout, single-breasted, was thrown open gallantly; and in the second button-hole thereof was a moss rose.

British Dictionary definitions for moss rose

moss rose

a variety of rose, Rosa centifolia muscosa, that has a mossy stem and calyx and fragrant pink flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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