Cabbage-rose meaning

A shrubby hybrid rose (Rosa centifolia) native to Eurasia, having fragrant pink double-petaled flowers and a prickly stem and widely cultivated as a source of attar.
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An ancient cultivated rose (Rosa centifolia) from the Caucasus, ancestor of many modern roses.
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Origin of cabbage-rose

  • From the resemblance of its flower to a head of cabbage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition