moss rose

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noun

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
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moss rose


noun

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