from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse prickly shrub (Rosa centifolia) native to the Caucasus, having fragrant, pink, double-petaled flowers and widely cultivated as a source of attar of roses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a species of rose (Rosa centifolia) having large and heavy blossoms.
- n. etc. See under Cabbage, China, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of rose, Rosa centifolia, of many varieties, with a large, round, compact flower, supposed to have been cultivated from ancient times, and especially suited from its fragrance for the manufacture of rose-water and attar.
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