ro·​sa·​ceous rō-ˈzā-shəs How to pronounce rosaceous (audio)
: 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, 7 Dec. 2020

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosaceous was in 1701

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“Rosaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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