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remontant

[ri-mon-tuh nt] /rɪˈmɒn tənt/
adjective
1.
(of certain roses) blooming more than once in a season.
noun
2.
a remontant rose.
Origin of remontant
1880-1885
1880-85; < French, present participle of remonter to remount
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Examples from the Web for remontant
Historical Examples
  • This applies more particularly to the remontant, Moss, and June roses.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • If the remontant types are interspersed throughout your garden you need never, between May and October, look for a rose in vain.

    Making a Rose Garden Henry H. Saylor
  • Were it remontant, it would possess all the requisites of a perfect white rose.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • They are probably hybrids, as they remontant, while the original species blooms but once.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • I'll make your talent blossom again in your autumn days, like a remontant rose.

    Creditors; Pariah August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for remontant

remontant

/rɪˈmɒntənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of cultivated roses) flowering more than once in a single season
noun
2.
a rose having such a growth
Word Origin
C19: from French: coming up again, from remonter; see remount
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