rosewater

adjective
rose·​wa·​ter | \ ˈrōz-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce rosewater (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of rosewater

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : affectedly nice or delicate
2 : having the odor of rose water

rose water

noun

Definition of rose water (Entry 2 of 2)

: a watery solution of the odoriferous constituents of the rose used as a perfume or a flavoring

Examples of rosewater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Since 2010, Lick Ice Cream has grown a reputation for nontraditional ice cream flavors such as gorgonzola candied pecan and rosewater pistachio brittle. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Forget vanilla and chocolate. Try some of these unique ice cream flavors in Indianapolis.," 13 Aug. 2017 Since 2010, Lick Ice Cream has grown a reputation for nontraditional ice cream flavors such as gorgonzola candied pecan and rosewater pistachio brittle. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Forget vanilla and chocolate. Try some of these unique ice cream flavors in Indianapolis.," 13 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of rosewater

Adjective

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Rosewater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosewater. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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rose water

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rose water

: liquid made from roses that has a pleasant smell and is used as a perfume or flavoring

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