rose of Sharonrose of Sharon
- ⌂ a hardy plant (Hibiscus syriacus) of the mallow family, with white, red, pink, or purplish flowers
- a plant mentioned in the Bible, variously identified as a tulip, crocus, etc.: S. of Sol. 2:1
- Chiefly Brit. a shrubby species (Hypericum calycinum) of St. Johnswort, with large yellow flowers
Origin of rose of Sharonafter Classical Hebrew (language) Sh?r?n: see Sharon
rose of Sharon
- A small tree or shrub (Hibiscus syriacus) in the mallow family, native to Asia, having large reddish, purple, or white flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Also called althea.
- See Aaron's beard.
Origin of rose of SharonAfter the Plain of Sharon.