Meaning of China rose

Chi'na rose'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a rose, Rosa chinensis, of China, having slightly fragrant crimson, pink, or white flowers.
  2. a tropical Asian shrub, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, of the mallow family, having showy, usually rose-red flowers.
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