rose·​bush | \ ˈrōz-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce rosebush (audio) \

Definition of rosebush

: a shrub that produces roses

Examples of rosebush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout Palomar there are plantings of hardwoods, succulents, proteas, cycads, pollinator plants, rosebushes, palms, bamboos and legumes. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Palomar College’s arboretum to reopen with access-for-all trails in September," 11 Aug. 2019 In the back some of the plants are golden Japanese forest grass, Spikenard, Brunnera, a beech tree, Golden Bleeding Heart, Barronwort, lilies, butterfly bush, rosebushes, ferns, Heuchera, Lamium, bugleweed, phlox, and Persicaria virginiana. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 25 July 2019 Officials tried planting rosebushes at the site near the I-405 interchange first, but campers tore them out., "Jo Ann Hardesty: ‘I am outraged’ at use of boulders to deter Portland homeless camps," 18 July 2019 Maintain healthy foliage The rosebush needs its leaves for the production of energy and also to provide shade for the canes and the base of the bush. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Water needs for roses rise with summer temperatures," 11 July 2019 Amid the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, home and business owners are reportedly planting cacti, thorny rosebushes and other deterrents to keep the homeless from sleeping in front of their property. Fox News, "Los Angeles business owners put up fences, thorny plants to deter homeless: report," 11 July 2019 Walking up the paver stone walkway is a semiprivate yard with green landscaping and rosebushes. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Island lifestyle in Alameda is a dream come true," 2 July 2019 Another rosebush in the video acts as a sort of pet sentry, sensing when a cat scurries out a door and sending an alert to its owner's computer so the fugitive feline can be retrieved. NBC News, "These 'cyborg' plants can sense motion, send alerts and even move around," 19 June 2019 Police received a report on May 30 that a male and female took a pot and a rosebush from a store in the 600 block of South Rand Road, police said. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Lake Zurich blotter: Wisconsin man faces DUI charge after police say he was driving on 3 flat tires," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of rosebush

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Rosebush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rosebush

: a bush that produces roses

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