tea rose
noun Date: 1838 a garden bush rose (Rosa odorata) of Chinese origin that includes several cultivars and is valued especially for its abundant large usually tea-scented blossoms — compare hybrid tea rose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tea rose — Tea Tea (t[=e]), n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th[ e].] 1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ({Thea Chinensis} or {Camellia Chinensis}). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tea-rose — 1825, from TEA (Cf. tea) + ROSE (Cf. rose) (n.); so called because it has a scent supposed to resemble that of tea …   Etymology dictionary

  • tea rose — n. 1. a species of Chinese rose (Rosa odorata) with a sweet scent, producing a hybrid tea rose when crossed with various hybrid roses 2. a yellowish pink color …   English World dictionary

  • tea rose — tea′ rose n. pln any of several hybrid varieties of roses descended from a Chinese rose, Rosa odorata, having a scent resembling that of tea …   From formal English to slang

  • tea rose — ► NOUN ▪ a garden rose having flowers that are pale yellow tinged with pink, and a delicate scent resembling that of tea …   English terms dictionary

  • tea rose — noun any of several hybrid bush roses derived from a tea scented Chinese rose with pink or yellow flowers • Syn: ↑Rosa odorata • Hypernyms: ↑rose, ↑rosebush …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea rose — noun a garden rose with flowers that are typically pale yellow with a pink tinge and have a delicate scent resembling that of tea. [Cultivars of the Chinese hybrid Rosa × odorata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tea rose — Hort. any of several cultivated varieties of roses having a scent resembling that of tea. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • tea-rose — /ˈti roʊz/ (say tee rohz) noun any of several varieties of cultivated roses having a scent supposedly resembling that of tea …   Australian English dictionary

  • tea-rose — …   Useful english dictionary

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