American Beauty

noun

Definition of American Beauty

1 :a long-stemmed rose with deep-pink to purplish-red flowers that is a variety of hybrid perpetual rose
  • The bush form of American Beauty, a mauve-tinged pink hybrid perpetual, was introduced in 1886, and it soon became a hit on the basis of its name alone.
  • —Adrian HigginsWashington Post12 Feb. 2009
  • Love usually finds expression today on Valentine's Day in a dozen American Beauties
  • —Dana BartholomewDaily News of Los Angeles14 Feb. 2002
  • Hardly anyone grows ‘American Beauty’ now, except for rosarians with inexhaustible patience and a passion for rare antiques.
  • —Douglas Brenner & Stephen ScannielloA Rose by Any Name2009
2 American beauty :a deep purplish red that is redder and paler than hollyhock, redder and less strong than magenta (see magenta 2a), and less strong and slightly redder and darker than harvard crimson (see harvard crimson 2)

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First Known Use of american beauty

1885


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