rockrose

[rok-rohz]

Origin of rockrose

First recorded in 1620–30; rock1 + rose1
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British Dictionary definitions for rockrose

rockrose

noun
  1. any of various cistaceous shrubs or herbaceous plants of the Eurasian genera Helianthemum, Tuberaria, and Cistus, cultivated for their yellow-white or reddish roselike flowers
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