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English definition of “rose”


noun [C]     /rəʊz/
B1 a flower with a pleasant smell and thorns (= sharp points on the stem ), that grows on a bush : He gave me a bunch of red roses.Flowers and flowering plantsFlowers - general words
(Definition of rose noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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