Apothecary rose

variants: or apothecary rose or less commonly Apothecary's rose or apothecary's rose

Definition of Apothecary rose

: a gallica rose (Rosa gallica var. officinales) with very fragrant, semidouble, deep pink flowers having petals used in perfumery and potpourri and formerly in medicinal remedies (as for indigestion or sore throat) One of the most historical of the Gallicas, Rosa gallica officinales (before 1300), is the red rose that signified the House of Lancaster and was known as the “Apothecary rose” …— John Albert, The Homeowner, July/August 1983

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First Known Use of Apothecary rose

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Apothecary rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apothecary%20rose. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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