Definition of moss rose in English:

moss rose

noun

  • 1A cultivar of the Provence (cabbage) rose, Rosa centifolia, with a mosslike covering of glands on the calyx and pedicel.

  • 2US. A purslane, especially garden purslane, Portulaca oleraceae.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Annual Register. From moss + rose [adjective¹].

Pronunciation

moss rose

/ˈmɒs rəʊz/