Christmas rose


Christmas rose
noun
European evergreen plant with white or purplish rose-like winter-blooming flowers
Hypernyms: ↑hellebore

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized C
: a European herb (Helleborus niger) having white or purplish roselike flowers produced in winter

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a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and white-to-purplish flowers that bloom in the winter. Also called winter rose.
[1680-90]

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Christmas rose or Christmas flower noun
An evergreen plant (Helleborus niger) that bears cup-shaped white flowers in winter or early spring
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Main Entry:Christmas

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Christmas rose,
a low-growing, European, evergreen plant of the crowfoot family, grown for its white flowers which bloom in winter or early spring; black hellebore.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:
(Helleborus niger)


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