wood rose

noun

1
a
: the corrugated often flowerlike woody scar left upon the host when a mistletoe is wrenched from its support

called also wood flower

b(1)
: a shrub rose (Rosa gymnocarpa) of the California coastal area having long straight prickles, red flowers, and pear-shaped or globose fruit with deciduous calyx lobes
(2)
or less commonly wooden rose : a tropical tuberous climbing woody vine (Merremia tuberosa synonym Ipomoea tuberosa) of the family Convolvulaceae grown especially for its hard showy yellow rose-shaped calyx and seed capsule
2
: a light grayish brown to reddish brown that is darker and slightly less strong than sandstone

called also sorghum brown

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“Wood rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20rose. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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