- any native species of rose, usually having a single flower with the corolla consisting of one circle of five roundish, spreading petals.
Origin of wild rose
First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for wild rose
She named it from the wild-rose tint on one cheek of the apple.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
He was thinking of the wild-rose teacher to whom he had given a lift back in Dakota.Free Air
It was plain that there in the wild-rose hedge he was teaching his son.
Cherry's wild-rose face coloured, and her whole body drooped.Sisters
Johannes tried to trace the delicate, brownish leaves of the wild-rose.The Quest
Frederik van Eeden
- any of numerous roses, such as the dogrose and sweetbrier, that grow wild and have flowers with only one whorl of petals
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