- a rose, Rosa moschata, of the Mediterranean region, having white, musk-scented flowers.
- musk mallow(def 1).
Origin of musk rose
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for musk rose
The “musk-rose” is never in fact the child of mid-May, as he has it.The Children
Finally, she sat on a moss-bank, reached and took a musk-rose on her palm, and looked hopelessly at it.The Purple Cloud
Next to that is the musk-rose, then the strawberry leaves, dying with a most excellent cordial smell.
What is more tranquil than a musk-rose blowing In a green island, far from all men's knowing?Poems 1817
- a prickly shrubby Mediterranean rose, Rosa moschata, cultivated for its white musk-scented flowers
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