macartney rose

noun
Usage: usually capitalized M
Etymology: after George, 1st Earl Macartney
: a tall-growing rambling Chinese evergreen rose (Rosa bracteata) that has hairy branches, strong hooked prickles, and large solitary fragrant white flowers above prominent bracts and that has been introduced into and naturalized in warmer parts of Europe and America

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/meuh kahrt"nee/
a trailing or climbing evergreen rose, Rosa bracteata, of China, having shiny leaves and large, solitary white flowers.
[1805-15; named after George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806), British diplomat]

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