Definition of Cherokee rose in English:

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Cherokee rose

noun

A climbing Chinese rose with fragrant white flowers, which has become naturalized in the southern US.
  • Rosa laevigata, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • 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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