cliff rose

noun

Definition of cliff rose

1 : a thrift (Armeria maritima)
2 : a small evergreen shrub (Cowania stansburiana) of the family Rosaceae common on the desert ranges of the southern U.S. and Mexico, useful as a browse plant, and characterized by briliant golden-yellow flowers followed by clusters of achenes with long feathery tails

called also quinine bush

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about cliff rose

Statistics for cliff rose

Cite this Entry

“Cliff rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cliff%20rose. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Comments on cliff rose

What made you want to look up cliff rose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!