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rosemary

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noun rose·mary \ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē\

Simple Definition of rosemary

  • : an herb that has a sweet smell and that is used in cooking and perfumes

Full Definition of rosemary

plural rose·mar·ies

  1. :  a fragrant shrubby Mediterranean mint (Rosmarinus officinalis) having grayish-green needlelike leaves used as a seasoning; also :  the leaves of rosemary

Examples of rosemary

  1. The recipe calls for a tablespoon of rosemary.



Origin 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


Medical Dictionary

rosemary

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noun rose·mary \ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē\

Medical Definition of rosemary

plural rose·mar·ies

  1. :  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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