moss rose


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moss rose

n.
2. See portulaca.

[Sense 1, from the mosslike appearance of the resinous hairs on the calyx and peduncle . Sense 2, from the fact that the plant grows in mosslike mats .]
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moss rose

n
(Plants) a variety of rose, Rosa centifolia muscosa, that has a mossy stem and calyx and fragrant pink flowers
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moss′ rose′


n.
a cabbage rose, Rosa centrifolia muscosa, having a mosslike growth on the calyx and stem.
[1725–35]
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As far as I could understand it, the question between them was, whether the white moss rose did, or did not, require to be budded on the dog-rose to make it grow well.
The argument about the white moss rose had apparently come to an end at last.
"And mind, if you ever take to growing roses, the white moss rose is all the better for not being budded on the dog-rose, whatever the gardener may say to the contrary!"
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
A 2-1 defeat at the hands of League Two outfit Macclesfield Town kicked off their campaign in disappointing fashion at the Moss Rose.
Campbell took over at Moss Rose in November last year and guided the Silkmen to safety in League Two.
The former Spurs, Arsenal and England defender was appointed at the Moss Rose just eight months ago.
It's difficult to escape the suspicion that the Solcleansing g process might start at the Moss Rose.
Campbellundertook his first press conference yesterday since being confirmed as Silkmen bosson an 18-month deal after the Moss Rose club had been without a permanent manager following the departure of Mark Yates earlier this season.
He completed 45 minutes at Moss Rose as Jamie Smith's side lost their chances of advancing from Northern Group C.
SATURDAY will have brought a new feeling for the vast majority of the Wrexham side as the players trudged off the Moss Rose pitch following a humiliating defeat.
Rovers are quickly back in action when the travel to face Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).