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rose moss

n.
1. See portulaca.
2. Any of the various mosses of the genus Rhodobryum, especially R. roseum, characterized by conspicuous terminal leaf rosettes.
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rose moss

n
(Plants) a low-growing portulacaceous plant, Portulaca grandiflora, native to Brazil but widely cultivated as a garden plant for its brightly coloured flowers
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Noun1.rose moss - widely cultivated in many varieties for its fleshy moss-like foliage and profusion of brightly colored flowersrose moss - widely cultivated in many varieties for its fleshy moss-like foliage and profusion of brightly colored flowers
portulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers
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They kept the trunk of a dogwood tree that died a few years ago, decorating it with containers of rose moss and little, lifelike ceramic birds.
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