rosebush [rohz-boo sh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a shrub that bears roses.

Origin of rosebush First recorded in 1580–90; rose1 + bush1 Examples from the Web for rosebush Historical Examples of rosebush

  • You planted a rosebush on her first Roman birthday, you remember.

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

  • It lay in a rosebush, dyeing the Abbot’s roses a deeper red.

    The Historical Nights’ Entertainment

    Rafael Sabatini

  • He flung him off, and sent him crashing into the rosebush and the lattice over which it rambled.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • “She is out of sight,” he told the Rosebush and the Pansies.

    Sandman’s Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker

  • It was as flourishing a rosebush as I should wish to see in any gentleman’s garden.

    Rollo on the Rhine

    Jacob Abbott

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