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Christmas rose

noun
1.
a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and white-to-purplish flowers that bloom in the winter.
Also called winter rose.
Origin of Christmas rose
1680-1690
1680-90
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British Dictionary definitions for Christmas rose

Christmas rose

noun
1.
an evergreen ranunculaceous plant, Helleborus niger, of S Europe and W Asia, with white or pinkish winter-blooming flowers Also called hellebore, winter rose
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