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rose

Definition of rose

  1. past of rise


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rose

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noun \ˈrōz\

Definition of rose

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Rosa of the family Rosaceae, the rose family) of usually prickly shrubs with pinnate leaves and showy flowers having five petals in the wild state but being often double or partly double under cultivation b :  the flower of a rose

  2. 2 :  something resembling a rose in form: as a (1) :  compass card (2) :  a circular card with radiating lines used in other instruments b :  a rosette especially on a shoe c :  rose cut

  3. 3 plural :  an easy or pleasant situation or task <it was not all sunshine and roses — Anthony Lewis>

  4. 4 :  a moderate purplish red

  5. 5 :  a plane curve which consists of three or more loops meeting at the origin and whose equation in polar coordinates is of the form ρ = a sin nθ or ρ = a cos nθ where n is an integer greater than zero

roselike

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under the rose

Examples of rose in a sentence

  1. He sent a dozen red roses to his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

Origin and Etymology of rose

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhodon rose, Persian gul


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms


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rose

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Definition of rose

  1. 1 a :  containing or used for roses b :  of or relating to a rose c :  flavored, scented, or colored with or like roses

  2. 2 :  of the color rose

14th Century

First Known Use of rose

14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms


Rose

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biographical name \ˈrōz\

Definition of Rose

  1. Irwin A. 1926–     Am. biol.


rosé

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noun ro·sé \rō-ˈzā\

Definition of rosé

  1. :  a light pink table wine made from red grapes by removing the skins after fermentation has begun

Origin and Etymology of rosé

French


First Known Use: 1897



ROSE Defined for English Language Learners


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rose

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noun \ˈrōz\

Definition of rose for English Language Learners

  • : a flower with a sweet smell that is usually white, yellow, red, or pink and that grows on a bush which has thorns on the stems

  • : a slightly purplish-pink color


rosé

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noun ro·sé \rō-ˈzā\

Definition of rosé for English Language Learners

  • : wine that has a pink color


ROSE Defined for Kids

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rose

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Definition of rose for Students

  1. past of rise


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rose

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noun \ˈrōz\

Definition of rose for Students

  1. 1 :  a showy and usually fragrant white, yellow, pink, or red flower that grows on a prickly shrub

  2. 2 :  a medium pink


Medical Dictionary

rose

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noun \ˈrōz\

Medical Definition of rose

  1. 1a:  any of a genus (Rosa of the family Rosaceae, the rose family) of usually prickly shrubs with pinnate leaves and showy flowers of which some are sources of rose oilb:  the flower of a rose

  2. 2:  erysipelas


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