Definition of Cherokee rose in English:

Cherokee rose

Syllabification: Cher·o·kee rose


  • A climbing rose with fragrant white flowers, native to China and naturalized in the southern US.
    • Rosa laevigata, family Rosaceae
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    • Named after the Cherokee roses that framed the property in the late 1800s, it is steeped in history.
    • Having long ago naturalized in the area, the Cherokee rose was selected as the state flower of Georgia.
    • How does a plant from China obtain a name like Cherokee rose and become the state flower of Georgia?

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