moss rose

  1. a variety of rose, Rosa centrifolia muscosa, having a mosslike growth on the calyx and stem.

Origin of moss rose

First recorded in 1725–35

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

How to use moss rose in a sentence

  • Would he be in time to blast the barrier down before the steadily creeping moss rose to cut off his only avenue of escape?

    The Underworld | James C. Welsh
  • It was composed of white camelias, moss-rose buds, and violets.

    Evenings at Donaldson Manor | Maria J. McIntosh
  • The table was laid with a snowy-white damask tablecloth, moss-rose pattern, with napkins to match.

    A California Girl | Edward Eldridge
  • So did the white camellia and the moss-rose buds which she had taken out of my bouquet, and fastened at her waist.

    In the Days of My Youth | Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • "The de'il a bit ye'll get the white moss rose to grow, unless you bud him on the dogue-rose first," cried a voice at the window.

    The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

British Dictionary definitions for moss rose

moss rose

  1. a variety of rose, Rosa centifolia muscosa, that has a mossy stem and calyx and fragrant pink flowers

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