Definition of rugosa in English:


Syllabification: ru·go·sa
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈgōsə, -zə
(also rugosa rose)


  • A widely cultivated Southeast Asian rose with dark green wrinkled leaves and deep pink flowers.
    • Rosa rugosa, family Rosaceae
    More example sentences
    • Not ideal conditions for most roses, but rugosas grow very well for her.
    • This pink, fading with age to green, reminds me of my rugosa roses a bit.
    • Bourbons, damasks, albas, gallicas, mosses and rugosas are all likely groups of roses to choose from for fragrance - the difficulty is narrowing down the candidates.


late 19th century: feminine of Latin rugosus (see rugose), used as a specific epithet.

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