rosemary

noun
rose·​mary | \ ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce rosemary (audio) \
plural rosemaries

Definition of rosemary

: 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

The recipe calls for a tablespoon of rosemary.

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Add the remaining chickpeas, the remaining broth, the rosemary, salt and pepper. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "A quick and flavorful chickpea stew for all your busy nights ahead," 9 Sep. 2019 In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the the flour, rosemary and salt. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "La Cocina recipe: Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement Rosemary Fried Chicken," 24 Aug. 2019 Home fries were ideal: Crunchy outside, light and fluffy inside, and nicely seasoned with parsley and rosemary. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Rocky River Wine Bar: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 6 July 2019 Add the sage, rosemary, bay leaves and white wine and turn up the heat to high. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Pheasant Cacciatore," 11 Sep. 2019 Add the remaining chickpeas, the remaining broth, the rosemary, salt and pepper. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "A quick and flavorful chickpea stew for all your busy nights ahead," 9 Sep. 2019 Add the remaining chickpeas, the remaining broth, the rosemary, salt and pepper. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "A quick and flavorful chickpea stew for all your busy nights ahead," 5 Sep. 2019 Jaia Fitch, 11, was selling jars of all kinds of salt: pink, garlic-rosemary, chili-lime and much more. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Children’s Business Fair in Avon Lake showcases young entrepreneurs," 30 July 2019 Herbs like basil and rosemary also show up in spiked seltzer flavors as do refreshing veggies like cucumber. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Alcoholic seltzer: Everything you need to know about summer 2019's buzziest drink," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of rosemary

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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rosemary

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rosemary

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

rosemary

noun
rose·​mary | \ ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce rosemary (audio) \

Kids Definition of rosemary

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

rosemary

noun
rose·​mary | \ ˈrōz-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce rosemary (audio) \
plural rosemaries

Medical Definition of rosemary

: 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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