ro·​sa·​ceous | \ rō-ˈzā-shəs How to pronounce rosaceous (audio) \

Definition of rosaceous

: of or relating to roses or the rose family a faint rosaceous aroma rosaceous genera

Examples of rosaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tony had a younger sister, Rosa, who was as rosaceous as all girls and women of that name deserve to be. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "Nabokov, Steinberg, and Me," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of rosaceous

1701, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rosaceous

in part borrowed from Latin rosāceus "of roses, made of roses" (from rosa rose entry 2 + -āceus -aceous), in part from New Latin Rosaceae, the rose family (from feminine plural of Latin rosāceus) + -ous

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14 Dec 2020

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“Rosaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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