multiflora rose


mul·​ti·​flo·​ra rose ˌməl-tə-ˈflȯr-ə- How to pronounce multiflora rose (audio)
: a vigorous thorny rose (Rosa multiflora) with clusters of small flowers

Examples of multiflora rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The abnormal species include phragmites, multiflora rose, bush honeysuckle, garlic mustard, and, worst of all, Asiatic bittersweet, a climber that can choke out trees. Jon Waterman, Outside Online, 15 June 2020 The forestry department said the most common invasive plants in the decorations are Asiatic bittersweet and multiflora rose. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Oct. 2021 Hacking through thorny multiflora rose to get to stubborn bittersweet roots, then heaving a mattock into the earth to pull them up, can be exhausting. Stephanie Foo, Curbed, 11 Aug. 2021 Grasses and leaves of golden rod, chickweed, smartweed, leaves and shoots from woody plants like blackberry, raspberry, and multiflora rose. Tom Keer, Field & Stream, 20 Nov. 2020 Also prevalent are Callery pear, better known as the Bradford pear, wintercreeper, Canada thistle, garlic mustard, burning bush, multiflora rose, autumn olive, Japanese honeysuckle and Japanese knotweed. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Nov. 2020 Lucky for the park’s newest employees, though, the 0.65 acre hillside is ripe with multiflora rose plants and wineberries — two types vegetation that McGough said are tasty treats for goats. Angela Roberts,, 16 Oct. 2020 No caterpillars on the Oriental bittersweet, the multiflora rose, the Japanese honeysuckle, on the burning bush that lined his neighbor’s driveway. Matthew Cicanese and Erika Reiter, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Notable offenders: Japanese honeysuckle, Oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose and kudzu. Matthew Cicanese and Erika Reiter, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History


New Latin multiflora, specific epithet, literally, having many flowers

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiflora rose was in 1829

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“Multiflora rose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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