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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an ornamental malvaceous shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus). In the Bible the name is used for some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or possibly the great lotus flower.

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  • n. Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe

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  • The word wrath and the Grapes of Wrath (quite possibly my favorite book) brought to mind the wonderful character, Rose of Sharon. See Free Associate

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    Etymology: Plain of Sharon, Palestine
    Date: circa 1847
    : a commonly cultivated Asian shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus) having showy bell-shaped rose, purple, or white flowers

    February 6, 2008