moss rose


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to moss rose: portulaca

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 .]

moss rose

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

moss′ rose′


n.
a cabbage rose, Rosa centrifolia muscosa, having a mosslike growth on the calyx and stem.
[1725–35]
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Before that Gateshead have the small matter of two important league fixtures against Maccles-field Town and Altrincham, Moss Rose first up for Malcolm Crosby's men tonight.
Hopefully I can find a few more goals as we go MOSS ROSE 7.
The Silkmen have yet to beat Gateshead in five meetings since 2012, the Heed winning both games at the Moss Rose without conceding.
the Imps are unbeaten in three league games and look tasty 21-20 shots to avoid defeat at Moss Rose.
In Annie''''s plot, the most southerly and just further down the slope from Alice''''s, there are several bushes of a big magenta moss rose, "William Lobb", which run through her garden and establish the colour theme - rich purples and magenta, blues, lavender and dark crimson foliage here and there for added depth.
In Annie''s plot, the most southerly and just further down the slope from Alice''s, there are several bushes of a big magenta moss rose, "William Lobb", which run through her garden and establish the colour theme - rich purples and magenta, blues, lavender and dark crimson foliage here and there for added depth.