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moss rose

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

First recorded in 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for moss rose

Historical Examples

  • The saints watch over you, for your mouth is like a moss-rose!

    Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)

    Charles Lever

  • It was composed of white camelias, moss-rose buds, and violets.

  • Will you take out that moss-rose, Fanny, and let me hold it in my hand?

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic

  • "The moss-rose is in bloom," he announced, standing in the parlour door.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston

  • They went out into the garden and stood before the moss-rose bush.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for moss rose

moss rose

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