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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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When Phoebe was quite dressed, she peeped out of the window, and saw a rosebush in the garden.
Besides the rosebush, she had observed several other species of flowers growing there in a wilderness of neglect, and obstructing one another's development (as is often the parallel case in human society) by their uneducated entanglement and confusion.
He was the child of his parents' youth and joy; he grew up like the conjurer's rosebush, and all the world was his oyster.
I thought you were desperately ill with smallpox and everybody deserted you, but I went boldly to your bedside and nursed you back to life; and then I took the smallpox and died and I was buried under those poplar trees in the graveyard and you planted a rosebush by my grave and watered it with your tears; and you never, never forgot the friend of your youth who sacrificed her life for you.
It extended along the foot of a rocky ridge, but was little better than a wilderness of weeds, with here and there a matted rosebush, or a peach or plum tree, grown wild and ragged, and covered with moss.
The cultivar of the rosebush evaluated was Shiny Terrazza [R], that features yellow flowers.
Buckley, Managing Partner of Buckley King and Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Business, Banking & Corporate Counsel Section, welcomes James Rosebush, former Deputy Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and the author of "True Reagan" for a luncheon presentation on June 14, 2016.
The Preseli Water Board has granted two free fishing permits on the Rosebush reservoir to the owners and successors in title of Danderwen House.
It is just like if you had a rosebush in your garden.
Veteran actress Shirley MacLaine, 80 "The dung that sustains the rosebush of democracy.
The dung that sustains the rosebush of democracy"- London's Mayor Boris Johnson's view of the output of the political blogger Guido Fawkes.
Lin finds herself pulled into an alternative world via the roots of rosebush growing into the cellar; it is a frozen world populated by deceased pets and other animals that children have cherished, given new life as Sylverings in a mostly harmonious community.