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cabbage rose

noun
1.
a rose, Rosa centifolia, having large and fragrant pink flowers, cultivated in many varieties.
Origin of cabbage rose
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • We all like eggs, and again her eye roamed towards the cabbage-rose.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • The cabbage-rose was still desperately hailing the boat: Hi!

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • And the cabbage-rose interpolated: Of course they are, delightful fellows!

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • I think she tries to emulate Hester Grimess cabbage-rose cheeks.

    The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
  • I remember once, when Leicester boarded at our house, Robert, there was a cabbage-rose growing in one corner of the garden.

    Fashion and Famine Ann S. Stephens
  • They were of that species called the cabbage-rose: large, and fragrant, and most beautiful.

  • No, not me, thanks; I couldnt stand three solid hours of the Earwig and the cabbage-rose.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • When I revived and saw the lovely pale blush on her face I felt like a cabbage-rose beside a tea-bud.

    The Melting of Molly Maria Thompson Daviess
  • It frightens me to think that I've got only a few weeks more to turn from a cabbage-rose into a lily.

    The Melting of Molly Maria Thompson Daviess
British Dictionary definitions for cabbage-rose

cabbage rose

noun
1.
a rose, Rosa centifolia, with a round compact full-petalled head
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