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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rose, n.
 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere
 Note:Roses are shrubs with pinnate leaves and usually prickly stems. The flowers are large, and in the wild state have five petals of a color varying from deep pink to white, or sometimes yellow. By cultivation and hybridizing the number of petals is greatly increased and the natural perfume enhanced. In this way many distinct classes of roses have been formed, as the Banksia, Baurbon, Boursalt, China, Noisette, hybrid perpetual, etc., with multitudes of varieties in nearly every class.
 2. A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
 3. Arch. A rose window. See Rose window, below.
 4. A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump.
 5. Med. The erysipelas.
 6. The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
 7. The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
 8. A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.
 Cabbage rose, China rose, etc. See under Cabbage, China, etc.
 Corn rose Bot. See Corn poppy, under Corn.
 Infantile rose Med., a variety of roseola.
 Jamaica rose. Bot. See under Jamaica.
 Rose acacia Bot., a low American leguminous shrub (Robinia hispida) with handsome clusters of rose-colored blossoms.
 Rose aniline. Chem. Same as Rosaniline.
 Rose apple Bot., the fruit of the tropical myrtaceous tree Eugenia Jambos. It is an edible berry an inch or more in diameter, and is said to have a very strong roselike perfume.
 Rose beetle. Zool. (a) A small yellowish or buff longlegged beetle (Macrodactylus subspinosus), which eats the leaves of various plants, and is often very injurious to rosebushes, apple trees, grapevines, etc. Called also rose bug, and rose chafer. (b) The European chafer.
 Rose bug. Zool. same as Rose beetle, Rose chafer.
 Rose burner, a kind of gas-burner producing a rose-shaped flame.
 Rose camphor Chem., a solid odorless substance which separates from rose oil.
 Rose campion. Bot. See under Campion.
 Rose catarrh Med., rose cold.
 Rose chafer. Zool. (a) A common European beetle (Cetonia aurata) which is often very injurious to rosebushes; -- called also rose beetle, and rose fly. (b) The rose beetle (a).
 Rose cold Med., a variety of hay fever, sometimes attributed to the inhalation of the effluvia of roses. See Hay fever, under Hay.
 Rose color, the color of a rose; pink; hence, a beautiful hue or appearance; fancied beauty, attractiveness, or promise.
 Rose de Pompadour, Rose du Barry, names succesively given to a delicate rose color used on Sèvres porcelain.
 Rose diamond, a diamond, one side of which is flat, and the other cut into twenty-four triangular facets in two ranges which form a convex face pointed at the top.  Cf. Brilliant, n.
 Rose ear. See under Ear.
 Rose elder Bot., the Guelder-rose.
 Rose engine, a machine, or an appendage to a turning lathe, by which a surface or wood, metal, etc., is engraved with a variety of curved lines. --Craig.
 Rose family Bot. the Roseceae. See Rosaceous.
 Rose fever Med., rose cold.
 Rose fly Zool., a rose betle, or rose chafer.
 Rose gall Zool., any gall found on rosebushes. See Bedeguar.
 Rose knot, a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to resemble a rose; a rosette.
 Rose lake, Rose madder, a rich tint prepared from lac and madder precipitated on an earthy basis. --Fairholt.
 Rose mallow. Bot. (a) A name of several malvaceous plants of the genus Hibiscus, with large rose-colored flowers. (b) the hollyhock.
 Rose nail, a nail with a convex, faceted head.
 Rose noble, an ancient English gold coin, stamped with the figure of a rose, first struck in the reign of Edward III., and current at 6s. 8d. --Sir W. Scott.
 Rose of China. Bot. See China rose (b), under China.
 Rose of Jericho Bot., a Syrian cruciferous plant (Anastatica Hierochuntica) which rolls up when dry, and expands again when moistened; -- called also resurrection plant.
 Rose of Sharon Bot., an ornamental malvaceous shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus). In the Bible the name is used for some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or possibly the great lotus flower.
 Rose oil Chem., the yellow essential oil extracted from various species of rose blossoms, and forming the chief part of attar of roses.
 Rose pink, a pigment of a rose color, made by dyeing chalk or whiting with a decoction of Brazil wood and alum; also, the color of the pigment.
 Rose quartz Min., a variety of quartz which is rose-red.
 Rose rash. Med. Same as Roseola.
 Rose slug Zool., the small green larva of a black sawfly (Selandria rosae).  These larvae feed in groups on the parenchyma of the leaves of rosebushes, and are often abundant and very destructive.
 Rose window Arch., a circular window filled with ornamental tracery. Called also Catherine wheel, and marigold window.  Cf. wheel window, under Wheel.
 Summer rose Med., a variety of roseola. See Roseola.
 Under the rose [a translation of L. sub rosa], in secret; privately; in a manner that forbids disclosure; -- the rose being among the ancients the symbol of secrecy, and hung up at entertainments as a token that nothing there said was to be divulged.
 Wars of the Roses Eng. Hist., feuds between the Houses of York and Lancaster, the white rose being the badge of the House of York, and the red rose of the House of Lancaster.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chi·na n.
 1. A country in Eastern Asia.
 2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain.
 China aster Bot., a well-known garden flower and plant. See Aster.
 China bean. See under Bean, 1.
 China clay See Kaolin.
 China grass, Same as Ramie.
 China ink. See India ink.
 China pink Bot., an anual or biennial species of Dianthus (Dianthus Chiensis) having variously colored single or double flowers; Indian pink.
 China root Med., the rootstock of a species of Smilax (Smilax China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and Alpinia officinarum).
 China rose. Bot. (a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other species. (b) A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis) of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China and the east Indies.
 China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or of crockery.
 Pride of China, China tree. Bot. See Azedarach.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 China rose
      n 1: shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden
           roses [syn: Bengal rose, Rosa chinensis]
      2: large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single
         or double red to deep-red flowers [syn: Chinese hibiscus,
          Rose of China, shoeblack plant, shoe black, Hibiscus
         rosa-sinensis]