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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.
1. (Plants) a rosaceous shrub, Rosa chinensis (or R. indica), with red, pink, or white fragrant flowers: the ancestor of many cultivated roses
2. (Plants) a related dwarf plant, Rosa semperflorens, having crimson flowers
3. (Plants) another name for hibiscus
1. a rose, Rosa chinensis, of China, with crimson, pink, or white flowers.
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|Noun||1.||China rose - shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden roses|
|2.||China rose - large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers|
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus