rosewater

adjective
rose·wa·ter | \ˈrōz-ˌwȯ-tər, -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

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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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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