moss rose

noun

Definition of moss rose 

1 : an old-fashioned garden rose (Rosa centifolia mucosa) that has a glandular mossy calyx and flower stalk

2 : a South American portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora) grown for its showy flowers

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In the sun use zinnias, cosmos, vinca, moss rose and purslane. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "What to plant now for serious garden color," 30 Mar. 2018 In some cases such as begonias, moss rose, lantanas and angelonias that may not be possible. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "It's easy to get carried away buying plants, but do this prep work first | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of moss rose

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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