Definition of alba in English:
A shrub rose of a variety with grey-green leaves and pinkish-white, sweet-scented flowers.
- 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.
- Many old garden roses, and these include the albas, bourbons, centifolias, damasks, chinas, noisettes, etc., bloom only once a season.
- Ipomoea alba with longer flower tubes correspondingly had the highest mean total nectar volume per flower and nectary volume.
mid 19th century: from Latin alba, feminine of albus 'white', from the name rosa alba, an old white garden rose.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan