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burnet rose Line breaks: bur¦net rose

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of burnet rose in English:


A small wild Eurasian rose with white flowers and leaves like those of salad burnet.
  • Rosa pimpinellifolia, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • Sand dunes are particularly rich in flowers and are the most beautiful is the burnet rose.
  • The Scot's briar or burnet rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia, is a native and its cultivated hybrids and forms put up no fight in the garden because they actually like it here.
  • For a more compact plant, consider our native Scotch briar, or burnet rose (R. pimpinellifolia).
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