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

Definition of rosebay

Examples of rosebay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Spectacular Rhododendrons: How To Grow and Care for the Popular Shrub," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of rosebay

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rosebay

rose entry 2 + bay entry 7

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The first known use of rosebay was in 1760

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“Rosebay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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