gallica rose


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
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gallica rose was in 1848

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“Gallica rose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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