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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A member of the rose family.
  • n. Any of numerous shrubs or vines of the genus Rosa, having prickly stems, pinnately compound leaves, and variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
  • n. The flower of any of these plants.
  • n. Any of various similar or related plants.
  • n. A dark pink to moderate red.
  • n. An ornament, such as a decorative knot, resembling a rose in form; a rosette.
  • n. A perforated nozzle for spraying water from a hose or sprinkling can.
  • n. A form of gem cut marked by a flat base and a faceted, hemispheric upper surface.
  • n. A gem, especially a diamond, cut in this manner.
  • n. A rose window.
  • n. A compass card or its representation, as on a map.
  • n. That which is marked by favor, success, or ease of execution: Directing this play has been all roses since the new producer took over.
  • adj. Of the color rose.
  • adj. Relating to, containing, or used for roses.
  • adj. Scented or flavored with or as if with roses.
  • idiom. come up roses To result favorably or successfully: Those were difficult times but now everything's coming up roses.
  • idiom. under the rose Sub rosa.
  • v. Past tense of rise.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A shrub of the genus Rosa, with red, pink, white or yellow flowers.
  • n. A flower of the rose plant.
  • n. A plant or species in the rose family. (Rosaceae)
  • n. Something resembling a rose flower.
  • n. A purplish-red or pink colour, the colour of some rose flowers.
  • n. A round nozzle for a sprinkling can or hose.
  • n. The base of a light socket.
  • n. Any of various flower-like polar graphs of sinusoids or their squares.
  • v. To make rose-coloured; to redden or flush.
  • v. To perfume, as with roses.
  • adj. Having a purplish-red or pink colour. See rosy
  • v. Simple past of rise.
  • n. Alternative spelling of rosé.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • imp. of rise.
  • n. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere.
  • n. A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
  • n. A rose window. See Rose window, below.
  • n. A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump.
  • n. The erysipelas.
  • n. The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
  • n. The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
  • n. A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.
  • v. To render rose-colored; to redden; to flush.
  • v. To perfume, as with roses.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. A shrub of the genus Rosa, or its flower, found wild in numerous species, and cultivated from remote antiquity.
  • n. One of various other plants so named from some resemblance to the true rose. See the phrases below.
  • n. A knot of ribbon in the form of a rose, used as an ornamental tie of a hat-band, garter, shoe, etc.
  • n. Figuratively, full flush or bloom.
  • n. A light crimson color. Colors ordinarily called crimson are too dark to receive the name of rose. See II.
  • n. In heraldry, a conventional representation of the flower, composed of five leaves or lobes, or, in other words, a kind of cinquefoil: when the five spaces between the leaves are filled by small pointed leaves representing the calyx, it is said to be barbed. (See barb, n., 8.)
  • n. In arch, and art: A rose-window
  • n. Any ornamental feature or work of decorative character having a circular outline: properly a larger and more important feature or work than a rosette or a circular boss.
  • n. A rosette, as of lace.
  • n. In zoology, a formation suggestive of a rose; a radiating disposition or arrangement of parts; a rosette, as that formed at the parting of feathers on the heads of domestic pigeons of different breeds, or that represented by caruncles about the eyes or beak. Compare rose-comb, under comb, 3.
  • n. A perforated nozle of a pipe, spout, etc., to distribute water in fine shower-like jets; a rose-head; also, a plate similarly perforated covering some aperture.
  • n. An ornamental annular piece of wood or metal surrounding the spindle of a door-lock or a gas-pipe at the point where it passes through a wall or ceiling.
  • n. The disease erysipelas: so named, popularly, from its color.
  • n. In English history, one of the two rival factions, York and Lancastrian. See Wars of the Roses, below.
  • n. A circular card or disk, or a diagram with radiating lines: as, the compass-card or rose of the compass; the barometric rose, which shows the barometric pressure, at any place, in connection with the winds blowing from different points of the compass; a wind-rose.
  • n. In musical instruments like flutes, guitars, dulcimers, and harpsichords, an ornamental device set in the sound-hole of the belly, and often serving as a trade-mark as well as a decoration.
  • n. A form in which precious stones, especially small diamonds, are frequently cut.
  • n. A very small diamond, scarcely more than a splinter, of which as many as 400 are sometimes necessary to make a carat, or 60,000 to make an ounce. These are seldom regularly cut, 6 to 8 facets only being the usual number.
  • n. A rose-mallow, Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis. See shoeblack-plant.
  • n. Same as sage-rose.
  • n. Specifically, the French rose.
  • n. In botany, the order Rosaceæ.
  • n. A St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant-names. [Prov. Eng.]
  • n. Same as althæa, 2. [U. S.]
  • n. Specifically, Rosa alba, a garden rose, native in the Caucasus.
  • n. See Rœmeria.
  • n. R. sulphurea, the double yellow rose, beautiful in warm climates, native from Asia Minor to Persia.
  • Of an extremely luminous purplish-red color.
  • To render rose-colored; redden; cause to flush or blush.
  • To perfume as with roses.
  • Preterit of rise.
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of roose.
  • n. In geometry, certain transcendental curves having, in polar coördinates, equations of the form ρ = α cos b θ.
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  • adj. of something having a dusty purplish pink color
  • n. any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
  • n. a dusty pink color
  • n. pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
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