sub rosa


sub ro·sa

adverb \ˌsəb-ˈrō-zə\

Definition of SUB ROSA

:  in confidence :  secretly

Origin of SUB ROSA

New Latin, literally, under the rose; from the ancient association of the rose with secrecy
First Known Use: 1654

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