Christmas rose


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Christmas rose

n.
A European perennial evergreen herb (Helleborus niger) in the buttercup family, cultivated for its white or pinkish flowers that bloom in winter.
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Christmas rose

n
(Plants) an evergreen ranunculaceous plant, Helleborus niger, of S Europe and W Asia, with white or pinkish winter-blooming flowers. Also called: hellebore or winter rose
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Christ′mas rose`


n.
a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and flowers that bloom in the winter.
[1680–90]
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Noun1.Christmas rose - European evergreen plant with white or purplish rose-like winter-blooming flowersChristmas rose - European evergreen plant with white or purplish rose-like winter-blooming flowers
hellebore - any plant of the Eurasian genus Helleborus
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There is no amaranth, no pomegranate here, But can your heart forget the Christmas rose, The crocuses and snowdrops once so dear?
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
Next to the Christmas rose, varieties of these oriental hybrids are some of the earliest and robust.
Plants such as poinsettia, Christmas rose, English ivy, holly and mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal problems when accidentally ingested.
Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Hope for the new year among those who looked forward to Christmas rose by two points from 96 percent in 2016 to 98 percent in 2017, while it fell by four points among those who expected a "sad" Christmas from 92 percent to 88 percent.
Although known as the Christmas rose, it's generally only the forced varieties that will be flowering this week.
Sorcerers at risk of incarceration or death when travelling through enemy countries would cloak themselves in the flowers of Christmas Rose, which they claimed made them invisible.
Helleborus Niger (Christmas Rose) Aptly named for its ability to flower even in the depths of winter, the Christmas rose is a pretty white flower that can tolerate the severest of cold.
With the exception of the Christmas rose, helleborus niger, in Northern climes, mankind's association with these plants goes far back beyond the introduction of Christianity and many of the customs, emblems and tokens associated with Christmas have been part of our culture for millennia.
With the exception of then Christmas rose, helleborus niger, in Northern climes, mankind's association with these plants goes far back beyond the introduction of Christianity and many of the customs, emblems and tokens associated with Christmas have been part of our culture for millennia.
In the pages of "Christmas Wonders", Robyn Buttars, author of the best-selling and award winning novella "Christmas Rose" (Shadow Mountain, $8.95 Kindle), weaves an unforgettable holiday story for the entire family.
Data from payment processing company Worldpay revealed the number of card payments processed by department stores in some parts of the UK just prior to Christmas rose by as much as 224% this time last year, with even better figures expected this year.