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musk rose

n.
A rose (Rosa moschata) cultivated for its clustered, musk-scented white flowers.
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musk rose

n
(Plants) a prickly shrubby Mediterranean rose, Rosa moschata, cultivated for its white musk-scented flowers
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musk′ rose`


n.
a rose, Rosa moschata, of the Mediterranean region, having white, musk-scented flowers.
[1570–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musk rose - rose native to Mediterranean region having curved or climbing branches and loose clusters of musky-scented flowers
rose, rosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
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Translations

musk rose

n (Bot) → rosa muschiata
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References in classic literature ?
He became a trifle less dreary; and he looked much as he had looked when he noticed the white musk rose in the flower-garden.
Climbers need gentle pruning and shrub roses, especially those which repeat flower like hybrid musk roses or china roses, also benefit from pruning now.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare writes about young lovers, lust, longing and magic: "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows/Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows/Quite o'er canopied with luscious woodbine,/With sweet musk roses and with eglantine/There sleeps Titania some hour of the night/Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight."