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musk rose

a rose, Rosa moschata, of the Mediterranean region, having white, musk-scented flowers.
musk mallow (def 1).
Origin of musk rose
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

a prickly shrubby Mediterranean rose, Rosa moschata, cultivated for its white musk-scented flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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