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
a rosette of chocolate frosting
Rosettes are carved in the base of the statue.
Recent Examples of rosette from the Web
Inside the library's central hall, Richardson showed that 84 years of settlement, and the occasional water leak, caused some of the plaster rosettes in this grand architectural composition to shatter.
Even the rosettes of flowers made from multicolored feathers on necklines and pockets and party dresses in glinting steel or full-skirted satin, layered like doublets, didn’t make an indelible impression.
While decked out with bows and rosettes, the cozy blankets look way more comfortable than the ballgowns Cinderella, Belle and Rapunzel would wear.
Western bittercress (Cardamine oligosperma) is a tiny weed that forms a rosette.
Snap is the newest contender for the third-place rosette.
Pipe rosettes of frosting all over the top and around the sides of the cake.
Compared to its relatives, A. xylonacantha has fewer leaves in a rosette, varying in color from green to yellow-green to pale bluish-green, sometimes with a paler stripe down the middle of the leaf.
The plant is usually biennial, the first year growing a thick rosette of spiny leaves, the second year sending a flower stalk 2 to 6 feet into the air.
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Origin and Etymology of rosette
French, literally, small rose, from Old French, from rose, from Latin rosa
First Known Use: 1790See Words from the same year
ROSETTE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of rosette for Students
: a badge or ornament of ribbon gathered in the shape of a rose
Medical Definition of rosette
: a rose-shaped cluster of cells
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