rosebud

noun
rose·bud | \ ˈrōz-ˌbəd \

Definition of rosebud 

: the bud of a rose

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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 Cocktails will also be flowing, including the Fleeb Juice made with violet liqueur, rosebud syrup, lemon, Hendrick’s gin and champagne, and the Love Potion Morty-ni with tangerine Red Bull, Galliano liqueur and pisco. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "'Rick and Morty' comes to life at Headquarters Beercade," 7 July 2017 Harney & Sons has the perfect tea in mind — its Royal Wedding Tea, which is a white tea with almond, coconut, vanilla and pink rosebuds (available at harney.com). Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Nothing says royal wedding like a tea party; time to start planning," 3 May 2018 Now add your second charge of lighter botanicals: the allspice, cardamom, orris root, ginger, grapefruit peel, rosemary, vanilla bean, rhubarb root, rosebuds, calendula, and yarrow. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Learn to Make Amaro and Fashion Your Own Take on Fernet-Branca," 22 Mar. 2018 The princess received a ruby engagement ring that was designed by her future husband to look like a rosebud. Katie Frost, Town & Country, "Looking Back at Princess Margaret's Wedding Day," 10 Dec. 2017 The princess received a ruby engagement ring that was designed by her future husband to look like a rosebud. Katie Frost, Town & Country, "Looking Back at Princess Margaret's Wedding Day," 10 Dec. 2017 Florence was handsome, with catlike eyes, a generous rosebud mouth, a languid, seductive manner and a pouting expression. Caroline Moorehead, WSJ, "‘A Dangerous Woman’ Review: Opportunism Knocks," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rosebud

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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rosebud

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rosebud

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

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