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How Did The Rose Flower Get Its Name


The Latin word for rose is rosa and in ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the God of love, pleasure and beauty, gave the rose its name. Other sources state that the Roman goddess Venus named it, whilst others state that Cupid, his son and the god of desire, dropped nectar which bubbled up from the ground and made the first roses. From these myths sprung its symbol for love.


How Did The Rose Flower Get Its Name



It was introduced to England from the Normans who called the flower Roese and Rohese.






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They belong to the plant family Rosaceae.

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