wi·​chu·​rai·​ana | \ wə̇ˌchu̇rēˈanə, -rəˈya-, -änə \
variants: or less commonly wichura \ wə̇ˈchu̇rə \ or wichura rose
plural -s

Definition of wichuraiana

: an Asiatic rose (Rosa wichuraiana) which has prostrate creeping stems and from which several rambler roses have been developed

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History and Etymology for wichuraiana

wichuraiana from New Latin (specific epithet of Rosa wichuraiana), from M. E. Wichura †1866 German lawyer and botanist + New Latin -iana, -ana, from Latin, feminine of -ianus, -anus -an; wichura from M. E. Wichura

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“Wichuraiana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wichuraiana. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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