beach rose


: rugosa rose
Find a table in the nearby picnic areas overlooking the lagoon or carry your lunch down past the beach roses and dune grasses to your blanket on the shore, where you can watch the waves crash …Janice O'Leary, Boston Globe, 22 May 2005
The rugosa thrives in many conditions, including along roadsides that are heavily salted in winter. (The plant is even nicknamed beach rose because it's found growing on East Coast beaches.)Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 7 June 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beach rose was in 1921

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“Beach rose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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