rugosa rose


ru·​go·​sa rose rü-ˈgō-sə- How to pronounce rugosa rose (audio)
: any of various hardy thorny garden roses descended from a rose (Rosa rugosa) introduced from China and Japan

called also rugosa

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are also quite a few daylilies, three types of honeysuckle vine, a climbing rose, a bush rose and a rugosa rose. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 28 July 2022

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Word History


New Latin rugosa, specific epithet of Rosa rugosa rugose rose

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rugosa rose was in 1892

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“Rugosa rose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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