rosemary

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noun rose·mary \ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē\

Definition of rosemary

plural

rosemaries

  1. :  a fragrant shrubby Mediterranean mint (Rosmarinus officinalis) having grayish-green needlelike leaves used as a seasoning; also :  the leaves of rosemary

Examples of rosemary in a Sentence

  1. The recipe calls for a tablespoon of rosemary.

Origin and Etymology of rosemary

Middle English rosmarine, from Anglo-French rosemarin, from Latin rosmarinus, from ror-, ros dew + marinus of the sea; akin to Sanskrit rasa sap, juice — more at marine


First Known Use: 14th century


ROSEMARY Defined for English Language Learners

rosemary

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noun rose·mary \ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē\

Definition of rosemary for English Language Learners

  • : an herb that has a sweet smell and that is used in cooking and perfumes


ROSEMARY Defined for Kids

rosemary

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noun rose·mary \ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē\

Definition of rosemary for Students

  1. :  a fragrant mint with needlelike leaves used as a seasoning in cooking


Medical Dictionary

rosemary

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noun rose·mary \ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē\

Medical Definition of rosemary

plural

rosemaries

  1. :  a fragrant shrubby mint (Rosmarinus officinalis) of southern Europe and Asia Minor that is the source of rosemary oil and was formerly used medicinally as a stimulant and carminative



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