rockrose Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small rose-like yellow or white or reddish flowers
    rock rose.
  2. noun small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage
    rock rose.


Rock"rose` noun
  1. (Bot.) A name given to any species of the genus Helianthemum, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European H. vulgare and the American frostweed, H. Canadense.

Webster 1913