Definition of "rugosa" []

  • An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See cyathophylloid. (noun-plural)

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Use "rugosa" in a sentence
  • "As for roses, I my white rugosa just started blooming this week."
  • "Some time in the past all outward growing branches of the Rosa rugosa have been severely pruned."
  • "For respite, we walk the beach and cycle the coastal path in search of cold beer and ice-cream, past the glimmering buttercup meadows dotted with orchids and the poppy and cornflower coloured barley fields, through the rugosa clumps to the harbour."