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 Every year, my Burgundy Iceberg rosebush treats me to a few white blooms among the big masses of its deep purple clusters. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2021 This new rosebush can be introduced commercially as a new variety. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2021 The story was about a little girl named Rosie who fell into a magical rosebush and got to run around playing with all the magical rose creatures. Seija Rankin,, 4 Nov. 2020 Metchnikoff immediately performed the experiment, using a thorn from a rosebush in his garden. James Somers, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2020 Clara Doutly, 98, was one of the working women who had a rosebush dedicated to her. Nisa Khan, Detroit Free Press, 7 Sep. 2020 Throughout Palomar there are plantings of hardwoods, succulents, proteas, cycads, pollinator plants, rosebushes, palms, bamboos and legumes. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 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, 25 July 2019 Officials tried planting rosebushes at the site near the I-405 interchange first, but campers tore them out., 18 July 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 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rosebush

: a bush that produces roses

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