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swamp rose

a shrub, Rosa palustris, of eastern North America, having pink flowers nearly 2 inches (5 cm) wide.
Origin of swamp rose
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Rosa Carolina (swamp rose), common on the shores of lakes, etc.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau
  • Here and there from the swamp rose slight elevations of dry earth which were overgrown with alders and willows.

    The Nameless Castle Maurus Jkai

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