from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several roses first cultivated in China and imported to Europe in the late 18th century. China roses were often used in breeding new varieties.

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  • noun large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers
  • noun shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden roses


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