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Any of various often shrubby plants of the family Cistaceae and especially the genus Cistus, having small roselike yellow, white, or reddish flowers.
(Plants) any of various cistaceous shrubs or herbaceous plants of the Eurasian genera Helianthemum, Tuberaria, and Cistus, cultivated for their yellow-white or reddish roselike flowers
any of various plants of the family Cistaceae, esp. of the genus Cistus, having simple, usu. opposite leaves and flowers sometimes resembling a rose.
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|Noun||1.||rockrose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers|
|2.||rockrose - small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage|
Cistus albidus, white-leaved rockrose - compact white pubescent shrub of southwestern Europe having pink flowers
Cistus ladanifer, Cistus ladanum, common gum cistus - shrub having white flowers and viscid stems and leaves yielding a fragrant oleoresin used in perfumes especially as a fixative