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

Examples of moss rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the next 30 years, the price of moss rose from 1.75 cents per pound in 1960 to over 10 cents per pound by 1990. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed," 23 July 2019 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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“Moss rose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moss%20rose. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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