tea rose

  1. any of several cultivated varieties of roses having a scent resembling that of tea.

Origin of tea rose

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby tea rose

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tea rose in a sentence

  • One morning I was watering the flowers in her window and I saw a cluster of buds, that were almost blown, on her tea rose.

    Wheat and Huckleberries | Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • Grandmother, I said, there are some buds on your tea rose; itll be in bloom in a day or two.

    Wheat and Huckleberries | Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • A York and Lancaster in her hair, a tea-rose in her bosom, and she was ready.

    Bluebell | Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • Under her transparent skin a tea-rose pink came and went; under her grey eyes lay bluish shadows.

    The Dark Star | Robert W. Chambers
  • Almia de Ponsett is the name of a beautiful new white tea-rose.

British Dictionary definitions for tea rose

tea rose

  1. any of several varieties of hybrid rose that are derived from Rosa odorata and have pink or yellow flowers with a scent resembling that of tea

    • a yellowish-pink colour

    • (as adjective): tea-rose walls

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012