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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 union, probably accidental, seems to have been with the tea rose or the Noisette.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • 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
  • During the War of 1812-15 tea rose to double its usual price.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The varieties of the tea rose are now cultivated by Indian malees with great success.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • 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
  • Countess Regina listened in silence, and nibbled the petals of a tea rose.

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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