Cherokee rose

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Cherokee rose

n.
A prickly climbing evergreen rose (Rosa laevigata) native to China and naturalized in the southeast United States, having showy white fragrant flowers.

Cherokee rose

n
(Plants) an evergreen climbing Chinese rose, Rosa laevigata, that now grows wild in the southern US, having large white fragrant flowers

Cher′okee rose′


n.
the fragrant white rose of a prickly, climbing shrub, Rosa laevigata, orig. from China and naturalized in the southern U.S.: the state flower of Georgia.
[1815–25, Amer.]
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Noun1.Cherokee rose - Chinese climbing rose with fragrant white blossomsCherokee rose - Chinese climbing rose with fragrant white blossoms
rose, rosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
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But the wall was clearest crystal; and Sarah was looking down a grassy lane shaded with cherry trees and elms and bordered with raspberry bushes and Cherokee roses.
Up in Tallahatchie County, the picturesque community of Rosebloom, Located thirteen miles southeast of Charleston, acquired its name from the resolute Cherokee Roses that continue to flourish there.