rose of Sharon


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rose of Sharon Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rose of Sharon (Bot) an ornamental malvaceous shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus). In the Bible the name is used for some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or possibly the great lotus flower.
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In literature:

I am not an outlaw, then, fair rose of Sharon.
"Ivanhoe A Romance" by Walter Scott
And he had called her his rose, his Rose of Sharon.
"Dust" by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
I beg of you to bring me a single rose from the plains of Sharon.
"Other Things Being Equal" by Emma Wolf
But the Rose of Sharon, with all her beauty, would have had no attraction for Austen Vane.
"Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Never did the "Rose of Sharon" bloom fairer.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
Forgive me, Rose of Sharon.
"Judith" by Arnold Bennett
It was the rose of Sharon for those climates.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
You look like the rose of Sharon.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Mackenzie's oratorio "The Rose of Sharon" given in New York City, under Theodore Thomas.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
The Infinite is the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Thou art the very image of thy angel-mother, as I first beheld her in the rose gardens of Sharon.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
You remind me of the last rose of Sharon!
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
The Rose of Sharon has Hebrew earth about its roots.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
You are to me a Rose of Sharon, a Lily of the Vale.
"The Solitary Farm" by Fergus Hume
As far as the eye could see on each side of the road, ran overgrown hedges of the Rose of Sharon.
"The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach" by Laura Dent Crane
How sweet the breath beneath the hill Of Sharon's dewy rose!
"The Land of Song, Book II" by Various
Yes, my rose of Sharon, certainly, certainly.
"Solomon" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The flower called the rose of Sharon was rather the flower of a bulbous root.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
What does it avail me that all the roses of Sharon tenderly glow and bloom for me?
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell

In poetry:

Well call the rose the queen of flowers,
And boast of that of Sharon,
Of lilies like to marble cups,
And the golden rod of Aaron:
"The Broom Flower" by Mary Botham Howitt
O buds of girlhood, yet unblown,
And fairer than the gift ye chose,
For you may years like leaves unfold
The heart of Sharon's rose
"Winter Roses" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sweet Rose of Sharon! Why so far
Stray'd my lost steps around thee?
Where didst thou hide thyself so long,
That I so late have found thee?
"Sent To A Friend With A Wild Flower, Called "The Simpler's Joy"" by Caroline Fry
Rose of the wilderness — an emblem choice
Be thou, the Rose of Sharon to present:
O could this desert as the rose rejoice,
Spread sacred bloom, and breathe immortal scent!
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
“I will gather Roses of Sharon, my Soul, —
The Roses of Sharon so cool and so sweet;
And our brothers shall see me entwining the whole
For a garland to drop at my dear Annie’s feet.”
"Sunset" by Henry Kendall
A red rose is His Sacred Heart, a white rose is His face,
And His breath has turned the barren world to a rich and flowery place.
He is the Rose of Sharon, His gardener am I,
And I shall drink His fragrance in Heaven when I die.
"Roses" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

For His mercy endureth forever.—Psalms 106:1 Services for Martha Ree Williams, 69, of Picayune will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11 am at Rose of Sharon Church of God In Christ.
Pamela and Carl Brickhouse of Aulander and Steven Stroud of Cofield announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Brandon Rose, the son of Sharon and Thomas Rose of Severn.