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tea rose

noun, Horticulture.
any of several cultivated varieties of roses having a scent resembling that of tea.
Origin of tea rose
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Marquis was in evening dress and white bow; Gerald, in a dinner-jacket, wore a tea rose in his button-hole.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
  • The union, probably accidental, seems to have been with the tea rose or the Noisette.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • One morning I was watering the flowers in her window and I saw a cluster of buds, that were almost blown, on her tea rose.

    Wheat and Huckleberries Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • And that tea rose—why, it's a song and a hope and a prayer all in one.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Grandmother, I said, there are some buds on your tea rose; itll be in bloom in a day or two.

    Wheat and Huckleberries Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • During the War of 1812-15 tea rose to double its usual price.

  • Countess Regina listened in silence, and nibbled the petals of a tea rose.

  • A sweet, fresh, indefinable fragrance, like the smell of a tea rose after rain.

  • Some other varieties, again, strongly impregnated with the tea rose, are quite as tender as tea roses of the pure race.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • It was then supposed that no tea rose could possibly stand the English winter if planted out of doors.

    Roses and Rose Growing Rose Georgina Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for tea rose

tea rose

any of several varieties of hybrid rose that are derived from Rosa odorata and have pink or yellow flowers with a scent resembling that of tea
  1. a yellowish-pink colour
  2. (as adjective): tea-rose walls
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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