Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MonteRosa A mountain, 4,636.9 m (15,203 ft) high, on the Swiss-Italian border that is the highest elevation in the Pennine Alps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Roseae — the roses.
  • proper n. A female given name ; a Latinized variant of Rose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous plants, comprising all the genuine roses, type of the order Rosaceæ and sole genus of the tribe Roseæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses

Etymologies

From Latin rosa ("rose"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Puebla, the vaulted ceiling kitchen of the Convento de Santa Rosa is a masterful example of a space smothered in small glazed tiles.

    Mexican cocinas: the colonial kitchen

  • Santa Rosa is a town between Delores Hidalgo and Guanajuato that has a potter that makes beautiful tiles and pottery.

    Colorful Mexico Tile

  • Incidentally, the Zona Rosa is a nice area, but it is very dangerous place at night.

    going around the DF

  • SAN DIEGO -- Sean Sala felt so elated when Congress approved repealing the military's ban on openly gay troops the 26-year-old sailor went on TV and revealed his sexual orientation publicly in what he calls his "Rosa Parks moment."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Sean Sala felt so elated when Congress approved repealing the military's ban on openly gay troops the 26-year-old sailor went on TV and revealed his sexual orientation publicly in what he calls his "Rosa Parks moment."

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Santa Rosa is a medium sized and rather ordinary city but St. Helena is a small town where people don't have bad breath and take pleasure at being from a place where they pulled out all the prune orchards and planted grapes 60 years ago and I said to that fancy realtor that I wanted to sell my home to one of those Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with more DotCom money that sense and she told me, "Folks seeking the Napa Valley do not like to descend the hills into Sonoma County."

    Pozos

  • Esther and the struggling artist we called Rosa were by the window.

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel

  • He did not know just what Gardley could do about "that little fool," as he called Rosa, but it would be a relief to be able to tell some one all about it.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • Being a proof reader, "continued Leopold," she is very sensitive, so while the name Rosa satisfied her inmost soul, the name Rose jarred upon her sensibilities.

    Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks A Picture of New England Home Life

  • "I call Rosa Parks the mother of the civil rights movement," Tucker said in 1997.

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