rosebay

[rohz-bey]
noun
1.
any of several rhododendrons, as the great laurel of eastern North America or Rhododendron macrophyllum, of the west coast of North America.
2.
British. the willow herb, Epilobium angustifolium.

Origin:
1540–50; rose1 + bay4

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rosebay
Collins
World English Dictionary
rosebay (ˈrəʊzˌbeɪ)
 
n
1.  (US) any of several rhododendrons, esp Rhododendron maximum of E North America
2.  rosebay willowherb a perennial onagraceous plant, Chamerion (formerly Epilobium) angustifolium, that has spikes of deep pink flowers and is widespread in open places throughout N temperate regions
3.  another name for oleander

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Rosebay rhododendron--boon or bane to resource managers.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature