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rockrose

[ rok-rohz ]
/ ˈrɒkˌroʊz /
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noun

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

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Origin of rockrose

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

rockrose
/ (ˈrɒkˌrəʊz) /

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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