earth-rose, noun

Origin:
South African Dutch
obs.
The plant parasite Hyobanche sanguinea of the Scrophulariaceae; also called aardroos (sense 1).
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. I. 287The Earth-rose (Aard-roos) was the name by which the inhabitants both of the town and country distinguished the Hyobanche sanguinea, a plant with a low deep-red flower, which is scarcely of a finger’s length, and has neither branches nor leaves.
1809 J. Mackrill Diary. 68The Hyobanche sanguinea, called by the Country people Earth Rose (Aard Roos).
The plant parasite Hyobanche sanguinea of the Scrophulariaceae; also called aardroos (sense 1).

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