hybrid tea

  1. a type of cultivated rose originally produced chiefly by crossing the tea rose and the hybrid perpetual.

Origin of hybrid tea

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby hybrid tea

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How to use hybrid tea in a sentence

  • Mike dearly loved cauliflowers, and babied ours as a flower gardener babies his hybrid tea roses.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • But it is among the Tea and hybrid tea roses that we find our richest harvest of autumn flowering climbers.

    Roses and Rose Growing | Rose Georgina Kingsley
  • Farther north these roses need protection similar to that given to the tea and hybrid tea roses.

  • The foliage is rich, and the tree never seems attacked by any disease; it is a hybrid tea.

    Small Gardens | Violet Purton Biddle