Definition of China rose

1. Noun. Shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden roses.

Exact synonyms: Bengal Rose, Rosa Chinensis
Generic synonyms: Rose, Rosebush

2. Noun. Large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers.

Lexicographical Neighbors of China Rose

Chimaphila corymbosa
Chimaphila umbellata
Chimonanthus praecox
China's Sorrow
China aster
China fleece vine
China jute
China rose (current term)
China syndrome
China syndromes
China tree
Chinaman's chance
Chinaman on one's back
Chinamen's chances

Literary usage of China rose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"China rose. BENGAL ROSE. Low upright shrub with slender branches usually armed with scat- tered stout compressed more or less hooked prickles, ..."

2. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent (1889)
"Rose, the Provence, Flanders Rose, sweet-scented guelder, from China rose, tub1, fn>m Java and Ceylon Rose without thorns, N. America, before Rosemary, 8. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The Noisette Rose was raised about 1817 by John Champney, of Charleston, SC, from seed of the Musk Rose fertilized by a blush China rose. ..."

4. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture \ by Peter Henderson (1910)
"The China rose di. Indica) and the Crimson China rose (R. ... The Tea-scented China rose (R. Indica odorata), the type of this section, is a native of China ..."

5. The Rose Garden in Two Divisions by William Paul (1848)
"(Monthly or Common China rose). A stout shrub, with glaucous branches armed with scattered, compressed, equal hooked brown spines; the leaves are shining, ..."

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