rose hip


Definition of rose hip 

: the ripened usually red or orange accessory fruit of a rose that consists of a fleshy receptacle enclosing numerous achenes

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That same year, Britney Spears, the queen of the low-rise hip-hangers, performed in a frayed incarnation complete with an above-the-navel white crop top at the 29th American Music Awards. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Are Trashy-Chic, Extreme Ripped Jeans Officially Back?," 21 June 2018 With a superlight yet moisturizing texture, this formulation includes brightening, antioxidant-rich rose hip oil, anti-inflammatory, hydrating camellia oil and fast-absorbing moisture-barrier protecting meadow-foam seed oil. Janna Mandell,, "Summer skin-care solutions by microclimate," 12 July 2018 Similar to sugar and sea salt, rose hip seed oil can be used as a natural exfoliator when combined with baking soda. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "7 Amazing Benefits Of Adding Rosehip Oil To Your Skin-Care Routine," 15 Dec. 2017 For example, The Purist shampoo and conditioner contain energizing ginger, shea butter, and lemon balm for deep cleansing; The Booster hair products use rose hip, aloe vera, and geranium to help create volume. Erin Flaherty, Marie Claire, "Beauty Travels: Exploring India’s Centuries-Old Obsession with Jasmine," 6 Dec. 2017 For her spring 2018 collection today at London Fashion Week, the designer drew inspiration from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s notorious denim-on-denim looks and Paris Hilton’s low-rise hip-huggers. Diana Tsui, The Cut, "Designer Faustine Steinmetz Brings Back Logo-Mania," 19 Sep. 2017 Those herbs may include rose hips, licorice root, and lemon balm. Jenny Berg, Vogue, "Crystals, Sage, and Wishing Bowls: How to Have a Modern Mystical Wedding," 4 Sep. 2017 The swap: Rose hips Goji berries are valued for their high vitamin C content: Skip the long trek across the pacific, and harvest some rose hips this fall. Christine Buckley, Bon Appetit, "How to Swap Exotic Superfoods for the Local Stuff," 19 July 2017

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rose hip

: a small fruit that grows on some rosebushes

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