A shrubby hybrid rose (Rosa centifolia) native to Eurasia, having fragrant pink double-petaled flowers and a prickly stem and widely cultivated as a source of attar. Also called moss rose.
[From the resemblance of its flower to a head of cabbage .]
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(Plants) a rose, Rosa centifolia, with a round compact full-petalled head
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a rose, Rosa centifolia, having large and fragrant pink flowers, cultivated in many varieties.
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