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musk rose

noun
1.
a rose, Rosa moschata, of the Mediterranean region, having white, musk-scented flowers.
2.
musk mallow (def 1).
Origin of musk rose
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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  • Seeds of this tree were sent to Paris and produced the common musk rose.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • Oh, a musk rose, Mr. Ewing; you know what a musk rose means!

  • One or two are crossed with the musk rose; whence they acquire a fragrance in which their own race is deficient.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • All of the above have very distinctly the Noisette characteristics, as inherited from their parent, the musk rose.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • By the way, is the musk rose still found in English gardens, and what is it?

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden

    Henry Arthur Bright
  • She talks so often of a musk rose tree that grew against one end of her father's house.

    Our Village Mary Russell Mitford
  • And no wonder, for that was the very day on which Lieutenant Ewing had asked the question about the musk rose.

British Dictionary definitions for musk rose

musk rose

noun
1.
a prickly shrubby Mediterranean rose, Rosa moschata, cultivated for its white musk-scented flowers
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