from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A climbing or sprawling shrub (Rosa multiflora) native to East Asia, having clusters of small fragrant flowers. It was used as a rootstock for many horticultural varieties and is weedy in North America.
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- noun vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowers; used for hedges and as grafting stock
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Partial translation of New Latin Rosa multiflōra, species name : Latin rosa, rose + Late Latin multiflōra, feminine of multiflōrus, multiflorous (Latin multi-, multi- + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see Flora).]
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