confederate rose

noun, often capitalized C

Definition of confederate rose

: a Chinese mallow (Hibiscus mutabilis) with showy white or pink flowers that become deep red at night

called also cotton rose

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History and Etymology for confederate rose

so called from its naturalization in the southern U.S.

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“Confederate rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confederate%20rose. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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