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A flowering rose shrub.


(ˈrəʊzbʊʃ) or

rose bush

(Plants) a rose plant growing as a bush rather than as a climber



a shrub that bears roses.
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Noun1.rosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear rosesrosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
genus Rosa, Rosa - large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
rose hip, rosehip, hip - the fruit of a rose plant
mountain rose, Rosa pendulina - European alpine rose with crimson flowers
ground rose, Rosa spithamaea - low-growing bristly shrub of southern Oregon and California with creeping rootstocks and usually corymbose flowers
banksia rose, Rosa banksia - Chinese evergreen climbing rose with yellow or white single flowers
dog rose, Rosa canina - prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowers; native to Europe
Bengal rose, China rose, Rosa chinensis - shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden roses
damask rose, Rosa damascena, summer damask rose - large hardy very fragrant pink rose; cultivated in Asia Minor as source of attar of roses; parent of many hybrids
eglantine, Rosa eglanteria, sweetbriar, sweetbrier, briar, brier - Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
Cherokee rose, Rosa laevigata - Chinese climbing rose with fragrant white blossoms
baby rose, Japanese rose, multiflora, multiflora rose, Rosa multiflora - vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowers; used for hedges and as grafting stock
musk rose, Rosa moschata - rose native to Mediterranean region having curved or climbing branches and loose clusters of musky-scented flowers
Rosa odorata, tea rose - any of several hybrid bush roses derived from a tea-scented Chinese rose with pink or yellow flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems


[ˈrəʊzbʊʃ] nrosier mrose-coloured [ˈrəʊzkʌlərd] (British) rose-colored (US) adjrose
to look at sb/sth through rose-coloured glasses, to look at sb/sth through rose-coloured spectacles (British)ne voir que les bons côtés de qn/qch
to see life through rose-coloured glasses, to see life through rose-coloured spectacles → voir la vie en roserose garden nroseraie f
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Its plastered front was innocent of any form of creeper, but in the few feet of garden in front a great, overgrown wild rose bush, starred with deep red blossoms, perfumed the air.
On a Thursday afternoon, Neil Froledt carefully prunes a rose bush at Eugene's Owen Rose Garden, depositing the dead branches on a small pile near the curb.
PERFECT MATCH FOR A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY We'd like a rose bush or single rose to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary in June.
When Lynne and I returned from Joint Assembly and General Synod in July, we discovered that a robin had built a nest in the rose bush near the patio.
And to mark what would have been the former Royal Engineer's 50th birthday last year she bought a beautiful pink rose bush as a memorial to him.
They want that rose bush to grow in memory of a friend.
Douglas whilst at his Aunt's house is asked to look after the rose bush so that he can become part of it and it part of him.
Taking out an overgrown hedge in my rear garden has given me a wider border, making room for 16 runner beans around a rose bush.
The parents of a Midland schoolgirl stabbed to death in Birmingham's Centenary Square will today mark the eighth anniversary of the tragedy by planting a rose bush at City Hospital.
I would never spend pounds 120 on a dress, however I have been known to spend pounds 12 on a rose bush.
The soil is hard clay and, before planting, I dug out holes 2 inches deep and 2 inches wide for each rose bush.