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Cherokee rose

noun
1.
the fragrant white rose of a prickly, climbing shrub, Rosa laevigata, originally from China and naturalized in the southern U.S.: the state flower of Georgia.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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Cherokee rose

noun
1.
an evergreen climbing Chinese rose, Rosa laevigata, that now grows wild in the southern US, having large white fragrant flowers
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