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DESERT ROSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does desert rose mean? 

DESERT ROSE (noun)
  The noun DESERT ROSE has 1 sense:

1. South African shrub having a swollen succulent stem and bearing showy pink and white flowers after the leaves fall; popular as an ornamental in tropics

  Familiarity information: DESERT ROSE used as a noun is very rare.


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DESERT ROSE (noun)


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Meaning:

South African shrub having a swollen succulent stem and bearing showy pink and white flowers after the leaves fall; popular as an ornamental in tropics

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Adenium multiflorum; Adenium obesum; desert rose; impala lily; kudu lily; mock azalia

Hypernyms ("desert rose" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Holonyms ("desert rose" is a member of...):

Adenium; genus Adenium (one species: succulent shrub or tree of tropical Africa and Arabia)


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