rugosa rose

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noun ru·go·sa rose \rü-ˈgō-sə-, -zə-\

Definition of rugosa rose

  1. :  any of various hardy thorny garden roses descended from a rose (Rosa rugosa) introduced from China and Japan —called also rugosa

Origin and Etymology of rugosa rose

New Latin rugosa, specific epithet of Rosa rugosa rugose rose


First Known Use: 1892


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