rose of Sharon

rose of Sharon
1. Also called althea. a widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus, of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish or purplish flowers.
2. Also called Aaron's-beard. a St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen foliage and showy yellow flowers.
3. a plant mentioned in the Bible. Song of Solomon 2:1.
[1605-15]

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Shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus, or Althaea syriaca) in the mallow family, native to eastern Asia but widely planted as an ornamental for its showy flowers.

It can grow to 10 ft (3 m) and generally assumes a low-branching pyramid shape. The mallowlike flowers range from white and pinkish-lavender to purple, generally with a crimson base; some varieties have double flowers. The name also sometimes refers to the unrelated Aaron's-beard (Hypericum calycinum), a shrubby relative of St.-John's-wort.

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▪ Hibiscus syriacus
also called  shrub althaea 

      (Hibiscus syriacus, or Althaea syriaca), shrub or small tree, in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to eastern Asia but widely planted as an ornamental for its showy flowers. It can attain a height of 3 metres (10 feet) and generally assumes a low-branching pyramidal growth habit. The mallowlike flowers range in the different varieties from white and pinkish lavender to purple, generally with a crimson base; certain varieties have double flowers. Hypericum calycinum, of the family Clusiaceae, is also called rose of Sharon.

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Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Rose of Sharon — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose of Sharon — n. [after Heb sharon, a district in Israel (see S. of Sol. 2:1), aphetic for yesharon, lit., the plain < yashav, adj., level ] ☆ 1. a hardy plant (Hibiscus syriacus) of the mallow family, with white, red, pink, or purplish flowers 2. a plant… …   English World dictionary

  • Rose of Sharon — The Rose of Sharon is a flower of uncertain identity mentioned in English language translations of the Bible. The word in question is the Hebrew חבצלת unicode|ḥăḇaṣṣeleṯ , which has been uncertainly linked to the words בצל unicode|beṣel , meaning …   Wikipedia

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  • rose of Sharon — sirinė kinrožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Hibiscus syriacus), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hibiscus syriacus angl. rose of Sharon; rose of Sharon; shrub althaea;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose-of-Sharon — sirinė kinrožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Hibiscus syriacus), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hibiscus syriacus angl. rose of Sharon; rose of Sharon; shrub althaea;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Rose de Sharon — Hibiscus syriacus Hibiscus …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • rose of Sharon — rose′ of Shar′on n. 1) pln Also called althea a widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish, or purplish flowers. 2) pln a St. John s wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen… …   From formal English to slang

  • rose of Sharon — Etymology: Plain of Sharon, Palestine Date: circa 1847 a commonly cultivated Asian shrub or small tree (Hibiscus syriacus) having showy bell shaped rose, purple, or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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