Definition of burnet rose in English:

burnet rose


  • A small wild Eurasian rose with white flowers and leaves like those of salad burnet.

    Rosa pimpinellifolia, family Rosaceae

    • ‘Sand dunes are particularly rich in flowers and are the most beautiful is the burnet rose.’
    • ‘For a more compact plant, consider our native Scotch briar, or burnet rose (R. pimpinellifolia).’
    • ‘The Scot's briar or burnet rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia, is a native and its cultivated hybrids and forms put up no fight in the garden because they actually like it here.’
    • ‘The August sand-dune flora includes harebell and bloody crane's-bill, with sea rocket along the strand line and stonechats perched in the burnet roses.’