Definition of alba in English:

alba

Syllabification: al·ba
Pronunciation: /ˈalbə
 
/

noun

  • A shrub rose of a variety with gray-green leaves and pinkish-white, sweet-scented flowers.
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    • Bourbons, damasks, albas, gallicas, mosses and rugosas are all likely groups of roses to choose from for fragrance - the difficulty is narrowing down the candidates.
    • Many old garden roses, and these include the albas, bourbons, centifolias, damasks, chinas, noisettes, etc., bloom only once a season.
    • Ipomoea alba with longer flower tubes correspondingly had the highest mean total nectar volume per flower and nectary volume.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin alba, feminine of albus 'white', from the name rosa alba, an old white garden rose.

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