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Noun: cotton rose
  1. Chinese shrub or small tree having white or pink flowers becoming deep red at night; widely cultivated; naturalized in southeastern United States
    - Confederate rose, Confederate rose mallow, Hibiscus mutabilis
  2. Any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads
    - cudweed, filago

Derived forms: cotton roses

Type of: flower, hibiscus

Part of: genus Filago

Encyclopedia: Cotton rose