cotton rose


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cotton rose

n.
A shrub or small tree (Hibiscus mutabilis) in the mallow family, native to China and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having showy flowers that change in color from white when they open to dark pink or red as they fade. Also called Confederate rose.

[From its general resemblance to the cotton plant and the particular resemblance of its flower buds to cotton bolls.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cotton rose - Chinese shrub or small tree having white or pink flowers becoming deep red at night; widely cultivated; naturalized in southeastern United States
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
2.cotton rose - any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Filago - genus of small woolly herbs
Filago germanica, herba impia - (literally an undutiful herb) a variety of cotton rose
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