rose of Sharon

noun phrase

rose of Shar·​on -ˈsher-ən How to pronounce rose of Sharon (audio)
: a commonly cultivated Asian shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus) having showy bell-shaped rose, purple, or white flowers

Word History


Plain of Sharon, Palestine

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose of Sharon was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Rose of Sharon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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