rockrose

noun

rock·​rose ˈräk-ˌrōz How to pronounce rockrose (audio)
: any of a genus (Cistus of the family Cistaceae, the rockrose family) of shrubs or woody herbs of the Mediterranean region with simple entire leaves, roselike flowers, and a capsular fruit

Examples of rockrose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Filled with woodsy notes like cedar, guaiac, and cashmere woods, along with patchouli, amber, and moss—lightened by tuberose, star anise, rockrose, and cardamom—this candle is perfect for giving your home a warm, old world elegance. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 Loewe Aire Anthesis, $176 (50 ml); neimanmarcus.com This refreshing scent features rockrose, a wildflower native to Spain, plus notes of pear, peony, sandalwood and rhubarb for a touch of sweetness. Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 22 June 2023 Rhododendron, azalea, rockrose (Cistus) and ceanothus are a few of these. OregonLive.com, 24 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rockrose was in 1731

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“Rockrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rockrose. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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