Variant of rose
- any of a genus (Rosa) of shrubs of the rose family, characterized by prickly stems, pinnate leaves, and fragrant flowers with five petals that are usually white, yellow, or, often specif., red or pink
- the flower of any of these plants
- any of several similar or related plants
- pinkish red or purplish red
- a round, perforated nozzle for a hose, sprinkling can, etc.
- a form in which gems, esp. diamonds, are cut, with a flat, round base and a multifaceted upper surface
- a gem cut in this way
- a compass card or a representative of this, as on maps
Origin: Middle English from Old English from Classical Latin rosa from Glassical Greek rhodon: see Rhoda
- of or having to do with a rose or roses
- designating a large and widely distributed family (Rosaceae, order Rosales) of wild and cultivated dicotyledonous shrubs and trees, including cinquefoils, meadowsweets, hawthorns, strawberries, apples, peaches, and almonds
- roselike adjective
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