Definition of China rose in English:

China rose

Syllabification: Chi·na rose


  • 1A Chinese rose that was introduced into Europe in the 19th century.
    • Rosa chinensis, family Rosaceae
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    • Over the next decade the Dutch and British East India Companies brought back dozens of new China roses, leading to the development of Teas, Bourbons, and Portlands.
    • To my intense regret, I cannot grow China roses; they are hardy only from zones 7 through 10.
    • Rosa chinensis ‘Mutabilis’, a China rose, has single blooms in shades of buff, pink, and red from spring into winter.
  • 1.1Any of a number of garden rose varieties derived from crosses of this plant.
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    • One nursery in Glasgow sold over 200 named varieties, but since the arrival of the modern China rose, trends have changed and many have been lost or confused with others.
  • 2A tropical shrubby evergreen hibiscus, cultivated for its large showy flowers.
    • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, family Malvaceae
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    • There are indications that the very popular China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) was introduced to the Chelsea Physic Garden in London in 1731.
    • Hibiscus plants (commonly known as 'China rose') have gorgeous velvety, exotic looking flowers.
    • The study shows that the china rose (Hibiscus rosasinensis) petal is a potent natural carotenoid source for goldfish to enhance its colour and also accelerate gonadal development.

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