rose·​bud | \ ˈrōz-ˌbəd How to pronounce rosebud (audio) \

Definition of rosebud

: the bud of a rose

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There's a rosebud the size of a quarter smack in the windshield, directly in your line of sight. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield," 27 June 2019 Turner wore a black, rosebud-printed, one-piece swimsuit from Onia, black sunglasses, and her hair was pinned up into a messy bun. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Sophie Turner, and Joe Jonas Hang Out in Miami," 25 Mar. 2019 Some models wore a bow headband on their head while others had a rosebud at the nap of their neck. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Miu Miu's Fall '19 Show Is Almost Here, and You Can Stream It Live," 5 Mar. 2019 As a cold, early Fall rain fell outside, seamstresses hand-stitched fresh rosebuds into tulle veils, and Odile Gilbert wove fresh roses into models’ hair for Rodarte’s Spring 2019 show. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "Rodarte's Striking Flower Hair Sculptures Bring the Wow at New York Fashion Week," 10 Sep. 2018 Somehow, this Lift and Tint accented every flirty feature of my face: freckles, button nose, rosebud lips. Lena Dunham, Vogue, "Lena Dunham Goes on the Ultimate Eyelash Adventure in Los Angeles," 12 Nov. 2018 Get in the mood for love with Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Cleanser, a delicate floral cleanser that smells like geranium leaf, bergamot, and rosebud. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Virgo Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 Fluted glassware doubles as garnish dishes, Moroccan tea glasses await their colorful contents, and edible rosebuds are at the ready to impart a fragrant and beautiful finishing touch. Sarah Storms, ELLE Decor, "How To Host a Modern Moroccan-Themed Party," 22 May 2018 As a unique touch, add a few rosebuds to your table, like these from Rose Dose. Sarah Storms, ELLE Decor, "How To Host a Modern Moroccan-Themed Party," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of rosebud

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rosebud

: the flower of a rose that has not opened : the bud of a rose

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