rosebay rhododendron
noun Date: circa 1949 great laurel

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  • Rhododendron maximum — Taxobox name = Rhododendron maximum image width = 240px image caption = Flower cluster regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Rhododendron subgenus = Hymenanthes subsectio =… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhododendron maximum — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rosebay — Rose bay , n. (Bot.) (a) the oleander. [Obs.] (b) Any shrub of the genus {Rhododendron}. [U.S.] (c) An herb ({Epilobium spicatum}) with showy purple flowers, common in Europe and North America; called also {great willow herb}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rosebay — [rōz′bā΄] n. 1. RHODODENDRON 2. OLEANDER …   English World dictionary

  • Rhododendron — Rho do*den dron, n. [L., fr. Gr. rodo dendron, literally, rose tree; ro don rose + de ndron tree. See {Rose}.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs or small trees, often having handsome evergreen leaves, and remarkable for the beauty of their flowers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhododendron lapponicum — ID 71183 Symbol Key RHLA2 Common Name Lapland rosebay Family Ericaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, CT, ME, NH, NY, WI Growth Habit Shrub D …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • rhododendron — /roh deuh den dreuhn/, n. any evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree belonging to the genus Rhododendron, of the heath family, having rounded clusters of showy, pink, purple, or white flowers and oval or oblong leaves. [1595 1605; < L < Gk… …   Universalium

  • Rhododendron canadense — Taxobox name = Rhododendron canadense image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Rhododendron subgenus = Pentanthera sectio = Rhodora species = R. canadense… …   Wikipedia

  • rosebay — noun 1》 (also rosebay willowherb) a tall willowherb with pink flowers, native to north temperate regions. [Epilobium angustifolium.] 2》 N. Amer. an azalea. [Rhododendron lapponicum (Lapland rosebay) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Rhododendron maxima — noun late spring blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink purple flowers • Syn: ↑rosebay • Hypernyms: ↑rhododendron …   Useful english dictionary

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