Simple Definition of rosemary
: an herb that has a sweet smell and that is used in cooking and perfumes
Full Definition of rosemaryplural
: a fragrant shrubby Mediterranean mint (Rosmarinus officinalis) having grayish-green needlelike leaves used as a seasoning; also : the leaves of rosemary
Examples of rosemary in a sentence
The recipe calls for a tablespoon of rosemary.
Origin and Etymology of rosemary
Middle English rosmarine, from Anglo-French rosemarin, from Latin rosmarinus, from ror-, ros dew + marinus of the sea; akin to Sanskrit rasa sap, juice — more at marine
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of rosemary for Students
: a fragrant mint with needlelike leaves used as a seasoning in cooking
Medical Definition of rosemary
: a fragrant shrubby mint (Rosmarinus officinalis) of southern Europe and Asia Minor that is the source of rosemary oil and was formerly used medicinally as a stimulant and carminative
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