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Macartney rose

[muh-kahrt-nee] /məˈkɑrt ni/
noun
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a trailing or climbing evergreen rose, Rosa bracteata, of China, having shiny leaves and large, solitary white flowers.
Origin of Macartney rose
1805-1815
1805-15; named after George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806), British diplomat
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  • The Macartney rose is a wild rose of China, from which a few improved varieties have been raised from seed.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman

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