Definition of multiflora in English:


(also multiflora rose)


  • An East Asian shrubby or climbing rose which bears clusters of small single pink or white flowers.

    Rosa multiflora, family Rosaceae

    • ‘Wild multiflora roses are considered a nuisance by hunters who have to trudge through the thorny plants.’
    • ‘Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora Thunb.) was the fifth-most problematic species.’
    • ‘Last year, nearly 40 acres at six bog turtle sites were sprayed, eliminating almost all of the multiflora rose.’
    • ‘Inclusion of some sheep or goats with cattle is required to ensure long term animal control of multiflora rose in pastures.’
    • ‘The answer, he was to find, lay not in the brushy fields - overgrown with multiflora rose, dogwood saplings, and autumn olive - where both species lived but in the differing ways the two rabbit species saw the landscape.’
    • ‘The average multiflora sets roughly a million seeds a year, and encapsulation in tasty ‘hips’ readily devoured by birds primes them for propagation.’
    • ‘Of the 18 species surveyed in this study, Microstegium, Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese privet, kudzu, and multiflora rose are among the most problematic invasive species on the Research Park and its component management areas.’
    • ‘Of interest too are the ‘hot spots’ of occurrence indicated by the darkest shade, especially in the distributions of Chinese privet, multiflora rose, and kudzu.’
    • ‘The densities of all woody species except Hydrangea arborescens, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Rosa carolina, Rosa multiflora, and Toxicodendron radicans were determined.’
    • ‘Additionally, plants such as Rosa multiflora Thunb. exhibited different colors of prickles both among individual plants and on different stem segments of an individual plant.’
    • ‘In contrast, even though planting of R. multiflora is illegal and it may currently suffer from rose rosette disease, its spread rate increased in the 1990s.’
    • ‘Presently, three biotic agents have become destructive pests on multiflora rose and show potential to provide eventual significant biological control.’
    • ‘Rosa multiflora is significantly more likely to be found in highly forested counties.’
    • ‘Within these forests, the mean number of exotic species increased nearly three-fold from 1938 to 1999, and two species not naturalized within the landscape in 1938, Lonicera morrowii and Rosa multiflora, had become widespread by 1999.’
    • ‘Rosa multiflora is the only species of the nine that is currently listed on West Virginia's noxious weed list.’
    • ‘Any successful multiflora rose control program requires some yearly retreatment or proper grazing management.’
    • ‘Rosa multiflora may have been restricted somewhat to smaller, abandoned farms where it was historically planted as a hedgerow species.’
    • ‘The lush, wild growth of holly, privet, hawthorn and multiflora rose hedge simulate a natural environment while providing excellent building sites, offering shelter and secluded perching and providing escape routes when necessary.’
    • ‘Second, as of the 1930's, Lonicera morrowii and Rosa multiflora were not included in regional floras and probably not widely established, while in 1999 these were two of the most widespread species.’
    • ‘Collect the rose hips from multiflora roses, mash with a rolling pin, and use a teaspoon in a cup of boiling water for a vitamin C-rich tea.’


Early 19th century: from late Latin, feminine of multiflorus ‘bearing many flowers’.