- an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers.
Origin of dog rose
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for dog rose
The first faces of Umbrian saints and angels were simple like the Umbrian dog-rose.The Story of Perugia
I am going to plant a rose-bush there, and call it the dog-rose.
These fantastic growths of the same kingdom as the dandelion and the dog-rose?Gray youth
Johnny Magorey; a hip or dog-haw; the fruit of the dog-rose.English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
He has grown the white moss rose, without budding it on the dog-rose first.The Moonstone
- a prickly wild rose, Rosa canina, that is native to Europe and has pink or white delicate scentless flowers
translation of the Latin name, from Greek; from the belief that its root was effective against the bite of a mad dog