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prairie rose

a climbing rose, Rosa setigera, of the central U.S., having pinkish to white flowers: the state flower of North Dakota.
Origin of prairie rose
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even where he rode the prairie rose and fell, the trail dipping into hollows, on its rise to sweep over higher land.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • Just then he caught the fragrance of the breath of prairie rose.

    Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) Melvin Randolph Gilmore
  • Inferno upon earth was born in an instant; up from the sun smile of the prairie rose a shadow of fiends.

    The Outcasts W. A. Fraser
  • The valley was narrow to the west and to the east; the prairie rose towards the mountains, and some old oaks grew on it.

  • To our right the prairie rose gradually, and stretched away for ten miles, forming a beautiful horizon.

  • His face brightened a moment, as he sat wearily down at his writing-table and saw the prairie rose in the slender vase.

    John Ward, Preacher Margaret Deland
  • For a mile beyond where the buffalo lay, the prairie rose gradually, and we knew nothing of the nature of the ground beyond.

  • So prairie rose made the toilsome journey up through the dark ground and came out upon the sad gray prairie.

    Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) Melvin Randolph Gilmore
  • The river, the forest and the prairie rose up into the light, everything standing out, sharp and clear.

    The Texan Star Joseph A. Altsheler

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