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Definition of "moss-rose" [moss-rose]

  • A beautiful cultivated rose, so named from its moss-like calyx. It is considered a variety of the cabbage-rose. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "moss-rose" in a sentence
  • "Faith had a lovely moss-rose in her hat — a rose just peeping through its lattice at mankind, before it should open and blush at them — and she knew what it was that he admired more than the sweetest rose that ever gemmed itself with dew."
  • "The footstool was the right size for a table with a fringed napkin for a tablecloth; and Adelaide had her own little set of dishes, white with a moss-rose pattern."
  • "Serenely unkempt were those final years, free from conflict, doubt or dismay, while she reverted gently to a rustic simplicity as a moss-rose reverts to a wild one."