from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of rose (Rosa centifolia) native to the Caucasus, having a mossy flower stalk and calyx and fragrant pink flowers, used as a source of attar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of rose having a mosslike growth on the stalk and calyx. It is said to be derived from the Provence rose.


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