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rosebay

[rohz-bey] /ˈroʊzˌbeɪ/
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
1540-1550
1540-50; rose1 + bay4
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  • rosebay rhododendron--boon or bane to resource managers.
British Dictionary definitions for rosebay

rosebay

/ˈrəʊzˌbeɪ/
noun
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
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