Macartney rose

[ muh-kahrt-nee ]

  1. a trailing or climbing evergreen rose, Rosa bracteata, of China, having shiny leaves and large, solitary white flowers.

Origin of Macartney rose

First recorded in 1805–15; named after George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737–1806), British diplomat

Words Nearby Macartney rose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Macartney rose in a sentence

  • The Macartney rose is a wild rose of China, from which a few improved varieties have been raised from seed.

    The Book of Roses | Francis Parkman