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rosebay

[ rohz-bey ]
/ ˈroʊzˌbeɪ /
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noun

any of several rhododendrons, as the great laurel of eastern North America or Rhododendron macrophyllum, of the west coast of North America.
British. the willow herb, Epilobium angustifolium.

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Origin of rosebay

First recorded in 1540–50; rose1 + bay4
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British Dictionary definitions for rosebay

rosebay
/ (ˈrəʊzˌbeɪ) /

noun

US any of several rhododendrons, esp Rhododendron maximum of E North America
rosebay willowherb a perennial onagraceous plant, Chamerion (formerly Epilobium) angustifolium, that has spikes of deep pink flowers and is widespread in open places throughout N temperate regions
another name for oleander
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