rockrose

[rok-rohz]

noun

any plant of the genus Cistus or some allied genus, as Helianthemum.
any related plant.

Nearby words

  1. rocklike,
  2. rockling,
  3. rockne,
  4. rockne, knute kenneth,
  5. rockoon,
  6. rockrose family,
  7. rocks,
  8. rocks in one's head, have,
  9. rockshaft,
  10. rockumentary

Origin of rockrose

First recorded in 1620–30; rock1 + rose1

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British Dictionary definitions for rockrose

rockrose

noun

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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