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A climbing or sprawling shrub (Rosa multiflora) native to East Asia, having clusters of small fragrant flowers. It was used as a rootstock for many horticultural varieties and is weedy in North America.
[Partial translation of New Latin Rosa multiflōra, species name : Latin rosa, rose + Late Latin multiflōra, feminine of multiflōrus, multiflorous (Latin multi-, multi- + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see Flora).]
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(Plants) an Asian climbing shrubby rose, Rosa multiflora, having clusters of small fragrant flowers: the source of many cultivated roses
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a climbing or trailing rose, Rosa multiflora, having fragrant, dense clusters of flowers.
[1820–30; multiflora < New Latin, feminine of Medieval Latin multiflōrus bearing many flowers; see multi-, -florous]
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|Noun||1.||multiflora rose - vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowers; used for hedges and as grafting stock|
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