Christmas rose

Christmas rose
Christmas Christ"mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and hospitality. [1913 Webster]

{Christmas box}. (a) A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas. (b) A present or small gratuity given to young people and servants at Christmas; a Christmas gift.

{Christmas carol}, a carol sung at, or suitable for, Christmas.

{Christmas day}. Same as {Christmas}.

{Christmas eve}, the evening before Christmas.

{Christmas fern} (Bot.), an evergreen North American fern ({Aspidium acrostichoides}), which is much used for decoration in winter.

{Christmas flower}, {Christmas rose}, the black hellebore, a poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which in Southern Europe often produces beautiful roselike flowers midwinter.

{Christmas tree}, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated on Christmas eve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Helleborus niger)

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  • Christmas rose — refers to one of the following plants: Helleborus spp., especially Helleborus niger Hydrangia macrophylla, see Hydrangia This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Christmas rose — n BLACK HELLEBORE (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • Christmas rose — ► NOUN ▪ a small white flowered winter blooming hellebore …   English terms dictionary

  • Christmas rose — noun European evergreen plant with white or purplish rose like winter blooming flowers • Syn: ↑winter rose, ↑black hellebore, ↑Helleborus niger • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a Eu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christmas rose — a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and white to purplish flowers that bloom in the winter. Also called winter rose. [1680 90] * * * ▪ herb also called  Winter Rose, or Black Hellebore        (species Helleborus niger) …   Universalium

  • Christmas rose — baltažiedis eleboras statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Helleborus niger angl. black Christmas rose; black hellebore; Christ hellebore; Christmas rose vok. Christrose; Schneerose; schwarze Nieswurz; Weihnachtsrose rus. морозник чeрный… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Christmas-rose — baltažiedis heleboras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Helleborus niger), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Helleborus niger angl. black helleborus; Christmas rose… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Christmas rose — Christ′mas rose n. pln a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and flowers that bloom in the winter • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Christmas rose — noun Date: 1688 a European evergreen herb (Helleborus niger) of the buttercup family that has usually white flowers produced in winter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Christmas rose — noun a small white flowered winter blooming hellebore. [Helleborus niger.] …   English new terms dictionary

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