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[muhl-tuh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh] /ˌmʌl təˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə/
any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by many single, relatively small flowers, as certain kinds of petunias or roses.
Origin of multiflora
1820-30; < New Latin, a typical specific epithet of flowering plants; see multiflora rose Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We will return to the farm in the spring and spray an herbicide to control the multiflora rose and red maple that comes back.
  • multiflora rose is a perennial shrub, reproducing by seeds and sometimes rooting at the tips of drooping side canes.
Word Origin and History for multiflora

1829, from Latin multiflora (rosa), from fem. of multiflorus, from multi- (see multi-) + flor-, stem of flos (see florid).

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