- a climbing or trailing rose, Rosa multiflora, of Japan and Korea, having hooked prickles and fragrant, dense clusters of flowers.
Origin of multiflora rose
1820–30; multiflora < New Latin, feminine of Medieval Latin multiflōrus multiflorous
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- an Asian climbing shrubby rose, Rosa multiflora, having clusters of small fragrant flowers: the source of many cultivated roses
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