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rugosa rose

noun ru·go·sa rose \rü-ˈgō-sə-, -zə-\

Definition of RUGOSA ROSE

:  any of various hardy thorny garden roses descended from a rose (Rosa rugosa) introduced from China and Japan —called also rugosa

Origin of RUGOSA ROSE

New Latin rugosa, specific epithet of Rosa rugosa rugose rose
First Known Use: 1892

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