gallica rose

noun
gal·​li·​ca rose | \ ˈga-li-kə How to pronounce gallica rose (audio) \
variants: or Gallica rose or gallica or Gallica
plural gallica roses or Gallica roses or gallicas or Gallicas

Definition of gallica rose

: a compact, fragrant, European rose (Rosa gallica) having usually pink, red, or crimson flowers that yield an oil used especially in perfumery : french rose — see apothecary rose

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First Known Use of gallica rose

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gallica rose

New Latin, feminine of Gallicus, Gallic, French, from Latin

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“Gallica rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallica%20rose. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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