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

  • n. A flowering rose shrub.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The shrub that roses grow on, a rose plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bush or shrub which bears roses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shrub which bears roses, commonly of a bushy habit.
  • n. In Australia, a small tree of the anona family, Eupomatia laurina, yielding a soft, coarse-grained, yellowish-brown wood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses


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  • On each of the branches I put little tags with notes about cultivating our future love and marriage, I made him read each one before he planted the bush, Now our rosebush is a reminder of our love and how, with tenderness, nourishment, and care, it will continue to bloom and grow.

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  • "This is a rosebush, your majesty," Rose's mother replies.

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  • You can set up in a blind, behind a tree, in a rosebush, wherever you can get good cover from a turkey's prying eyes.

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  • I thought about my bicycle, dropped beside the dead rosebush outside, imagined it was a rocket ship and somewhere there was a planet where you could eat when you wanted and everybody's hearing was perfect.

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  • I, too, am a rosebush, and sometimes I forget that.

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  • I was impressed - but not surprised - by the beautiful statement coming straight from your mother's heart, by her delightful vision of the rosebush with 2 little rosebuds 'scratching' you with their thorns, by her happy prospects of helping with plants, garden, paintings to lift up your spirit!

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