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rose·bay

 (rōz′bā′)
n.
1.
a. A large rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) of eastern North America, having large glossy leaves and flowers with a white to rose-pink, bell-shaped corolla with green spots. Also called great laurel.
b. Any of several similar rhododendrons.
2. See oleander.
3. Chiefly British A fireweed.
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rosebay

(ˈrəʊzˌbeɪ)
n
1. (Plants) US any of several rhododendrons, esp Rhododendron maximum of E North America
2. (Plants) rosebay willowherb a perennial onagraceous plant, Chamerion (formerly Epilobium) angustifolium, that has spikes of deep pink flowers and is widespread in open places throughout N temperate regions
3. (Plants) another name for oleander
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rose•bay

(ˈroʊzˌbeɪ)

n.
any of several rhododendrons, as the great laurel of E North America or Rhododendron macrophyllum, of the W coast of North America.
[1540–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rosebay - late-spring-blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink-purple flowersrosebay - late-spring-blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink-purple flowers
rhododendron - any shrub of the genus Rhododendron: evergreen shrubs or small shrubby trees having leathery leaves and showy clusters of campanulate (bell-shaped) flowers
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Translations

rosebay

[ˈrəʊzbeɪ] Nadelfa f
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rosebay

[ˈrəʊzˌbeɪ] n (Bot) rosebay willowherbcamenerio, epilobio
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Together, with dandelions and rosebay willow herb, a percentage of these floating masses of seeds, will find soil where they can begin a new cycle of life.
The adults feed on honeysuckle during the night while the caterpillars usually live on willowherbs, particularly rosebay willowherb.
The second half of the route is along a disused railway line.The plant life here divides neatly into two categories - wild things such as brambles and rosebay willowherb which threaten to scale the fences and overwhelm domestic gardens, and cultivated plants including buddleia and Rosa rugosa which have made the leap in the other direction and have broken out.
Rhododendron, azalea, lily of the valley, oleander, rosebay foxglove and kalanchoe all affect the heart.
The increase was mainly due to significant recognition from sale of projects nearing completion, such as the 1Park Avenue, Regatta, Praxis, Graha Golf, The Rosebay, and Spazio Tower.
Nerium Oleander or Royal Rosebay. Image Credit: Agency
Travelling widely, possibly using the expanding steam railway network, she discovered the then rare rosebay willowherb, a plant now considered to be a weed that grows along the verges of the very rail tracks she might have used.
Travelling widely, possibly using the expanding steam railway network, she discovered the then-rare rosebay willowherb, a plant now considered to be a weed.
They feed on wildflower, such as rosebay willowherb, and it's unusual for them to seriously damage garden plants.
Other shortlisted nominations included Al Habib Suqoon Gardens, nominated by Atkins; The Polo Residence, nominated by Future Metro; and Marasi Floating Homes and Rosebay, Meydan, both of which were nominated by U+A.
Many plants classed as weeds are incredibly beautiful in their own right such as cow parsley, native grasses, buttercups and rosebay willow herb (epilobium angustifolium), often seen clothing railway embankments.