Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; Any of numerous varieties of helianthemums having small roselike yellow or white or reddish flowers.

Usage examples (12)
  • The rockrose is a hearty shrub that survived the freezing temperatures we had that we had in December and January, and had no problem with the 100+ days of July and August.
  • This week's flower is the orchid rockrose, Cistus purpureus.
  • PS Since the name is the rockrose, the dance must be a hop and the music '50s rock and roll!
  • One of my most favourite scents – the gum resinoid from the rockrose is as close as plants can get to ambergris. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.