dog rose

noun

: a chiefly European wild rose (Rosa canina)

Examples of dog rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just last year, the percentage of homes with at least one dog rose to nearly 45 percent, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Marisa Sloan, Discover Magazine, 23 June 2023 Thorny scrub — hawthorn, blackthorn, dog rose and bramble — punched through fields that, only a few years earlier, were maize and barley as far as the eye could see. Isabella Tree, Time, 3 Oct. 2019 The gorge unfurled through tunnels of forest and dog rose, opening onto russet glades of wildflowers throbbing with bees. Henry Wismayer, WSJ, 23 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dog rose was in 1597

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“Dog rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20rose. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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