- 2 (also Bourbon rose) a rose of a variety that flowers over a long period and has a rich scent. It arose as a natural hybrid on the island of Réunion (formerly Île de Bourbon) and was introduced into Europe in the early 19th century.
- Rosa × borboniana, a hybrid of Rosa chinensis and R. damascena, family Rosaceae
mid 19th century (2sense 1) in Oxford Dictionaries (US English)">2sense 1): from the name of the Bourbon1 family. 2sense 2) in Oxford Dictionaries (US English)">2sense 2 dates from the 1930s