Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wild rose, Rosa setigera, of the interior United States, the only American climbing rose. The flowers are large, in flat corymbs, and of a deep rose-color when first expanded. This is the original of the queen-of-the-prairie, Baltimorebelle, and other double roses. Also called
Michigan rose. See cut under rose.
“January, the leaves of the prairie-rose were full and green, bending over him as if in mourning for the early dead.”
“Every vestige of whatever was decent about the house and garden was soon swept away; for the customers of the shop, in a grand Sunday drinking-bout, amused themselves with tearing down even the prairie-rose and climbing-vine that once gave a sylvan charm to the rude dwelling.”
“As she spoke, a sudden breeze of air shook the clusters of a prairie-rose, which was climbing into the tree under which she was sitting, and a shower of rose-leaves fell around her.”
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