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Christmas rose



  1. an evergreen ranunculaceous plant, Helleborus niger, of S Europe and W Asia, with white or pinkish winter-blooming flowers Also called: hellebore, winter rose

Example Sentences Including 'Christmas rose'

The Lenten rose's flowers usually appear in advance of the misnamed Christmas rose , and last until well after Easter.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The balance of retailers expecting a good Christmas rose from 19 % in October to 30 %.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Winter aconites, snowdrops and the Christmas rose contrast well with the black stems of the dogwood.
Bloom, Adrian Winter Garden Glory


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