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 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, baltimoresun.com, 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 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, 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, 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, 6 Oct. 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 19 Jun. 2021.

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