Definition of multiflora in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməltiˌflôrə/
(also multiflora rose)


An eastern Asian shrubby or climbing rose that bears clusters of small single pink or white flowers.
  • Rosa multiflora, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora Thunb.) was the fifth-most problematic species.
  • Rosa multiflora is the only species of the nine that is currently listed on West Virginia's noxious weed list.
  • The lush, wild growth of holly, privet, hawthorn and multiflora rose hedge simulate a natural environment while providing excellent building sites, offering shelter and secluded perching and providing escape routes when necessary.


Early 19th century: from late Latin, feminine of multiflorus 'multiflorous'.

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Syllabification: mul·ti·flo·ra

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