tea rose


: a garden rose (Rosa odorata) of Chinese origin that includes several cultivars and is valued especially for its abundant large usually tea-scented blossoms compare hybrid tea rose

Examples of tea rose in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea rose was in 1838

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“Tea rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20rose. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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