rose of Sharon

noun phrase
rose of Shar·​on | \ -ˈsher-ən How to pronounce rose of Sharon (audio) \

Definition of rose of Sharon

: a commonly cultivated Asian shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus) having showy bell-shaped rose, purple, or white flowers

First Known Use of rose of Sharon

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rose of Sharon

Plain of Sharon, Palestine

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“Rose of Sharon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20of%20Sharon. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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