rose of Sharon
Etymology: Plain of Sharon, Palestine Date: circa 1847 a commonly cultivated Asian shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus) having showy bell-shaped rose, purple, or white flowers

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  • Rose of Sharon — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose of Sharon — n. [after Heb sharon, a district in Israel (see S. of Sol. 2:1), aphetic for yesharon, lit., the plain < yashav, adj., level ] ☆ 1. a hardy plant (Hibiscus syriacus) of the mallow family, with white, red, pink, or purplish flowers 2. a plant… …   English World dictionary

  • Rose of Sharon — The Rose of Sharon is a flower of uncertain identity mentioned in English language translations of the Bible. The word in question is the Hebrew חבצלת unicode|ḥăḇaṣṣeleṯ , which has been uncertainly linked to the words בצל unicode|beṣel , meaning …   Wikipedia

  • rose of Sharon — sirinė kinrožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Hibiscus syriacus), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hibiscus syriacus angl. rose of Sharon; rose of Sharon; shrub althaea;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose-of-Sharon — sirinė kinrožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Hibiscus syriacus), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hibiscus syriacus angl. rose of Sharon; rose of Sharon; shrub althaea;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose of Sharon — 1. Also called althea. a widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus, of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish or purplish flowers. 2. Also called Aaron s beard. a St. John s wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen… …   Universalium

  • rose-of-Sharon — taurelinė jonažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Jonažolinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Hypericum calycinum), paplitęs Turkijoje ir Bulgarijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hypericum calycinum angl. Aaron s beard; rose of Sharon šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose of Sharon — rose′ of Shar′on n. 1) pln Also called althea a widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish, or purplish flowers. 2) pln a St. John s wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen… …   From formal English to slang

  • rose of Sharon — noun 1》 a low shrub with dense foliage and large golden yellow flowers, native to SE Europe and Asia Minor. [Hypericum calycinum.] 2》 (in biblical use) a flowering plant whose identity is unknown. Origin from Sharon, a region of fertile coastal… …   English new terms dictionary

  • rose of Sharon — noun Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Hibiscus syriacus • Hypernyms: ↑hibiscus …   Useful english dictionary

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