jack rose

noun

Definition of jack rose

1 : a vivid red that is bluer and deeper than apple red or scarlet and bluer and stronger than carmine
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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History and Etymology for jack rose

from jack rose, a variety of red rose, alteration of jacqueminot rose

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“Jack rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20rose. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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