Definition of rosebay in English:

rosebay

Syllabification: rose·bay
Pronunciation: /ˈrōzˌbā
 
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noun

  • 1North American A rhododendron.
    • Genus Rhododendron, family Ericaceae: several species, including the great rhododendron (R. maximum) of eastern North America
  • 2 (also rosebay willow herb) chiefly British The pink-flowered willow herb Epilobium angustifolium, a common fireweed.
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    • After a mile the canopy broke, the sun came in, rosebay willow herb was out in pink and a Painted Lady showed up.
    • London's emblem was aptly the rosebay willow herb - the flower of bomb sites - and Kent's long beer-making heritage was acknowledged by the choice of the hop.
    • In the days of steam, railways sparks set fire to the embankments and rosebay provided colour which passengers enjoyed.

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