rosebay

noun

rose·​bay ˈrōz-ˌbā How to pronounce rosebay (audio)

Examples of rosebay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fields of rosebay willow herb, statuesque and hazy pink, put a pop of color into the otherwise gray day. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 To find out, let’s visit the mountains of western North Carolina, home to two native species used in breeding, Catawba rhododendron (Rhododendron catawbiense) and rosebay (Rhododendron maximum). Steve Bender, Southern Living, 8 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosebay was in 1760

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“Rosebay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosebay. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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