Definition of rose of Sharon in English:

rose of Sharon

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  • 1A low shrub with dense foliage and large golden-yellow flowers, native to SE Europe and Asia Minor and widely cultivated for ground cover.
    • Hypericum calycinum, family Guttiferae
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    • Summer- and fall-blooming shrubs include such plants as abelia, beautyberry, butterfly bush, rose of Sharon, crepe myrtle and summersweet.
    • I first noticed the hardy shrub called rose of Sharon while traveling one midsummer across the southern plains.
    • She extracts subjects from the text - pomegranates, the rose of Sharon, the ‘lily among thorns ‘- and paints each with a deliberateness that bridges the familiar and the sacred, the tangible and the mysterious.’
  • 1.1(In biblical use) a flowering plant of unknown identity.
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    • You are the rose of Sharon, the fairest of the fair.

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