jack rose

noun

Definition of jack rose

  1. 1 :  a vivid red that is bluer and deeper than apple red or scarlet and bluer and stronger than carmine

  2. 2 usually capitalized J&R :  a cocktail consisting of lemon juice, apple brandy, and grenadine shaken in ice and strained before serving

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Origin and Etymology of jack rose

from jack rose, a variety of red rose, alteration of jacqueminot rose — more at jacqueminot


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