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dog rose

an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers.
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1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dog rose

a prickly wild rose, Rosa canina, that is native to Europe and has pink or white delicate scentless flowers
Word Origin
translation of the Latin name, from Greek; from the belief that its root was effective against the bite of a mad dog
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