dog rose

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dog rose

n.
A prickly wild rose (Rosa canina) native to Europe and naturalized in North America, having fragrant pink or white flowers.

[Translation of Medieval Latin rosa canīna : Latin rosa, rose + Latin canīna, feminine of canīnus, of a dog.]

dog rose

n
(Plants) a prickly wild rose, Rosa canina, that is native to Europe and has pink or white delicate scentless flowers
[translation of the Latin name, from Greek; from the belief that its root was effective against the bite of a mad dog]

dog′ rose`


n.
an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dog rose - prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowersdog rose - prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowers; native to Europe
rose, rosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
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