rock·​rose | \ ˈräk-ˌrōz How to pronounce rockrose (audio) \

Definition of rockrose

: 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

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Rhododendron, azalea, rockrose (Cistus) and ceanothus are a few of these., "When to prune shrubs, and when to put down the clippers," 24 Feb. 2018

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1731, in the meaning defined above

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