multiflora rose

noun
mul·​ti·​flo·​ra rose | \ ˌməl-tə-ˈflȯr-ə- How to pronounce multiflora rose (audio) \

Definition of multiflora rose

: a vigorous thorny rose (Rosa multiflora) with clusters of small flowers

Examples of multiflora rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fenced-in area where the goats worked covers about a quarter-acre that’s overrun with bittersweet as well as other invasives: multiflora rose, bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "‘What we need is more goats’: How Thelma and her sister Louise are helping to protect Indiana Dunes National Park," 25 Oct. 2019 Non-native invasives like autumn olive, multiflora rose, and bittersweet had spread throughout land that had once been pasture. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "A Conservation Success Story: A Landowner's Perspective," 12 Dec. 2017 Barringer said the calves graze on multiflora rose, an aggressive invasive shrub that forms dense thickets, destroying woodlands and meadows. Dan Geringer, Philly.com, "Natural Lands rescues PA and NJ walks on the wild side," 6 Oct. 2017 Three of the worst offenders in Alabama include the multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), Cherokee rose (R. laevigata), and the Macartney rose (R. bracteata). Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, AL.com, "Dishonorable mention: More invasive species bugging Alabama," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of multiflora rose

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for multiflora rose

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

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“Multiflora rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiflora%20rose. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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