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musk rose

noun

  1. a rose, Rosa moschata, of the Mediterranean region, having white, musk-scented flowers.


musk rose

noun

  1. a prickly shrubby Mediterranean rose, Rosa moschata, cultivated for its white musk-scented flowers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of musk rose1

First recorded in 1570–80
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Example Sentences

Here's the white musk rose, Mr. Betteredge—our old English rose holding up its head along with the best and the newest of them.

He became a trifle less dreary; and he looked much as he had looked when he noticed the white musk rose in the flower-garden.

Seeds of this tree were sent to Paris and produced the common Musk Rose.

Oh, a musk rose, Mr. Ewing; you know what a musk rose means!

Finally, she sat on a moss-bank, reached and took a musk-rose on her palm, and looked hopelessly at it.

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