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Christmas rose Line breaks: Christ|mas rose

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of Christmas rose in English:


1A small white-flowered winter-blooming hellebore, grown as a houseplant.
  • Helleborus niger, family Ranunculaceae
Example sentences
  • Despite its name, the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, for example, generally flowers from January to March with white flowers often tinged with pink or green and dark green leathery leaves.
  • Do plant out your Christmas roses and add Bergenias and chives.
  • This problem is caused by a fungal disease called helleborus leaf spot, which often attacks Christmas roses.
2South African another term for Christmas flower.
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