Definition of old rose in English:

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old rose

Pronunciation: /ˌōld ˈrōz/


1A double-flowered rose of a variety or hybrid evolved before the development of the hybrid tea rose.
Example sentences
  • Mrs. Cross collects old roses, many of which she starts from cuttings given to her by friends or rescued from old homesteads and other neglected sites.
  • Rosa alba is often considered to be the most elegant of the old roses.
  • Organic garden with fruit and vegetables, more than 60 species of old roses, large border, bog garden, rockeries and a large collection of seed grown bonsai.
2A shade of grayish or purplish pink.
Example sentences
  • Its richness is strong but understated, and the Old Rose red is a special colour hue that just laughs at yearly trends and fads.
  • The change in popularity for Old Rose as a fashion color over the past week is -3.1 percentage points.

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Syllabification: old rose

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