rosette

noun ro·sette \ rō-ˈzet \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of rosette

1 : an ornament usually made of material gathered or pleated so as to resemble a rose and worn as a badge of office, as evidence of having won a decoration (such as the Medal of Honor), or as trimming
2 : a disk of foliage or a floral design usually in relief used as a decorative motif
3 : a structure or color marking on an animal suggestive of a rosette; especially : one of the groups of spots on a leopard
4 : a cluster of leaves in crowded circles or spirals arising basally from a crown (as in the dandelion) or apically from an axis with greatly shortened internodes (as in many tropical palms)
5 : a food decoration or garnish in the shape of a rose
  • icing rosettes
  • carrot rosettes

Examples of rosette in a Sentence

  1. a rosette of chocolate frosting

  2. Rosettes are carved in the base of the statue.

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Origin and Etymology of rosette

French, literally, small rose, from Old French, from rose, from Latin rosa


ROSETTE Defined for English Language Learners

rosette

noun

Definition of rosette for English Language Learners

  • : a badge or ornament that is made of ribbon and folded in the shape of a rose

  • : a design shaped like a rose that is used as a decoration


ROSETTE Defined for Kids

rosette

noun ro·sette \ rō-ˈzet \

Definition of rosette for Students

: a badge or ornament of ribbon gathered in the shape of a rose

Medical Dictionary

rosette

noun ro·sette \ rō-ˈzet \

medical Definition of rosette

: a rose-shaped cluster of cells


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