china-rose

China rose

noun
1.
Also called Bengal rose. a rose, Rosa chinensis, of China, having slightly fragrant crimson, pink, or white flowers.
2.
Also called Chinese hibiscus, rose of China. a tropical Asian shrub, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, of the mallow family, having showy, usually rose-red flowers.

Origin:
1725–35

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China rose
 
n
1.  a rosaceous shrub, Rosa chinensis (or R. indica), with red, pink, or white fragrant flowers: the ancestor of many cultivated roses
2.  a related dwarf plant, Rosa semperflorens, having crimson flowers
3.  another name for hibiscus

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