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rose of Sharon

n.
1. A small tree or shrub (Hibiscus syriacus) in the mallow family, native to Asia, having large reddish, purple, or white flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Also called althea.

[From the King James Version translation of Hebrew ḥăbaṣṣelet ha-ššārôn (a phrase describing a beautiful flower to which a woman likens herself in Song of Songs 2:1) : ḥăbaṣṣelet, a kind of beautiful flower of Canaan (possibly the sea daffodil Pancratium maritimum or a kind of crocus, narcissus, tulip, or other bulbous flower) + ha-, the + šārôn, the Plain of Sharon.]

rose of Sharon

n
1. (Plants) Also called: Aaron's beard a creeping shrub, Hypericum calycinum, native to SE Europe but widely cultivated, having large yellow flowers: family Hypericaceae
2. (Plants) Also called: althaea a Syrian malvaceous shrub, Hibiscus syriacus (or Althaea frutex), cultivated for its red or purplish flowers

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n.
1. Also called althea. a widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus, of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish, or purplish flowers.
2. a St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen foliage and showy yellow flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rose of Sharon - Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leavesrose of Sharon - Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
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