Definition of rose of Sharon in English:

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rose of Sharon



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
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • You are the rose of Sharon, the fairest of the fair.
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