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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.
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(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
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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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Noun1.rockrose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowersrockrose - any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers
helianthemum, sun rose, sunrose - any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions
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, genus Cistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
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
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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