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Scotch rose

a rose, Rosa spinosissima, of Eurasia, having pink, white, or yellow flowers.
Also called burnet rose.
Origin of Scotch rose
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If it were not, we should have risen three years back, when the Scotch rose.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • Its color is bright pink, and it has the size and habit of the Scotch rose, and is in full bloom when other roses are but buds.

    A Garden with House Attached Sarah Warner Brooks
  • All the members of the Scotch rose group (pimpinellifolia) have black fruits.

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