American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the rose family.
- n. Any of numerous shrubs or vines of the genus Rosa, having prickly stems, pinnately compound leaves, and variously colored, often fragrant flowers.
- n. The flower of any of these plants.
- n. Any of various similar or related plants.
- n. A dark pink to moderate red.
- n. An ornament, such as a decorative knot, resembling a rose in form; a rosette.
- n. A perforated nozzle for spraying water from a hose or sprinkling can.
- n. A form of gem cut marked by a flat base and a faceted, hemispheric upper surface.
- n. A gem, especially a diamond, cut in this manner.
- n. A rose window.
- n. A compass card or its representation, as on a map.
- n. That which is marked by favor, success, or ease of execution: Directing this play has been all roses since the new producer took over.
- adj. Of the color rose.
- adj. Relating to, containing, or used for roses.
- adj. Scented or flavored with or as if with roses.
- idiom. come up roses To result favorably or successfully: Those were difficult times but now everything's coming up roses.
- idiom. under the rose Sub rosa.
- v. Past tense of rise.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub of the genus Rosa, or its flower, found wild in numerous species, and cultivated from remote antiquity. In the wild state the rose is generally single, its corolla consisting of one circle of roundish spreading petals. Under cultivation the petals commonly multiply at the expense of the stamens, the flower thus doubling into a cushion-, nest-, or cabbage-shaped body. Starting with a few natural species, cultivation has obtained, through selection and complex intercrossing, many hundred varieties, whose parentage frequently cannot be conjectured. Some, however, remain near their originals, and very many can be referred to certain general stocks. For practical purposes the roses of culture have been loosely grouped as follows: (I) Climbing roses. Here belong the prairie-rose, and its offspring the queen-of-the-prairies, Baltimore belle, etc., and the evergreen, Ayrshire, musk, many-flowered, and Banksian stocks (see below). Garden roses, non-climbers, blooming but once in the season; summer or June roses. Among these are the Scotch roses, derived from the burnet-rose, R. spinosissima (R. pimpinellifolia), a low bush of temperate Europe and Asia; the cinnamon- and damask-roses; the Provins, hundred-leaved, or cabbage rose, R. centifolia, among whose numerous varieties are most of the moss-roses; and the French or red rose, R. Gallica, prolific of variegated and other varieties. These are old favorites, now giving way to the next class. The so-called hybrid perpetuals or autumn roses, best called
remontants(see remontant), as blooming not perpetually, but a second time after rest. The characteristic element in this group is from the China or Indian rose, R. Indica. They are large, brilliant, and hardy, afford the great fancy roses of the rosarians, and include such varieties as the Baronne Prévost, General Jacqueminot, and giant-of-battles. The Jacqueminot is forced in immense quantities for the market. Roses blooming continuously. Here may be classed the Bourbons, originating in a cross between the China and a damask variety, a rather tender race, including the Souvenir de Malmaison, a famous standard. More constant bloomers are varieties of the China rose known popularly as monthly roses, also called Bengal roses; the flowers are brilliant and abundant; the plant multiplies readily, and is the best for house culture. Another race of perpetuals is the noisette, derived from the musk-and the tea-rose, mostly climbers. Lastly, here belong the tea-roses, or tea-scented roses, descended from var, odorata of the China rose, a race of numerous and increasing varieties, most extensively cultivated. The large yellow Maréchal (or Marshal) Niel, highly popular for forcing, is by some classed as a tea-rose, by others as a Noisette. In England roses called standardsare produced by budding the desired variety on the stock of the common dogrose, or of a vigorous variety known as Manetti; in the American climate most sorts do better on their own stock. The rose in culture has numerous enemies, as the rose-aphis or greenfly, the rose-beetle, the rose-slug, and the red-spider. The most important economical use” of the rose is in the manufacture of attar or oil of roses. (See attarand rose-water.) The petals of the red or French rose are slightly astringent and tonic, and are used in various officinal preparations, chiefly as a vehicle for stronger tonic astringents. The petals of the cabbage-rose are slightly laxative, but are used chiefly in making rose-water. The bright-red hip of some wild roses is ornamental and sometimes edible; that of the dogrose is used to make a confection. The rose is a national emblem of England.
- n. One of various other plants so named from some resemblance to the true rose. See the phrases below.
- n. A knot of ribbon in the form of rose, used as an ornamental tie of a hat-band, garter, shoe, etc.
- n. Figuratively, full flush or bloom.
- n. A light crimson color. Colors ordinarily called crimson are too dark to receive the name of rose. See II.
- n. In heraldry, a conventional representation of the flower, composed of five leaves or lobes, or, in other words, a kind of cinquefoil: when the five spaces between the leaves are filled by small pointed leaves representing the calyx, it is said to be barbed. (See barb, n., 8.) The center is usually a circle with small dots or points of a different tincture, usually or. These may be supposed to represent the stamens, but they are called in heraldry seeds, and when they are of a different tincture the rose is said to be seeded.
- n. In arch, and art: A rose-window
- n. Any ornamental feature or work of decorative character having a circular outline: properly a larger and more important feature or work than a rosette or a circular boss.
- n. A rosette, as of lace.
- n. In zoology, a formation suggestive of a rose; a radiating disposition or arrangement of parts; a rosette, as that formed at the parting of feathers on the heads of domestic pigeons of different breeds, or that represented by caruncles about the eyes or beak. Compare rose-comb, under comb, 3.
- n. A perforated nozle of a pipe, spout, etc., to distribute water in fine shower-like jets; a rose-head; also, a plate similarly perforated covering some aperture.
- n. An ornamental annular piece of wood or metal surrounding the spindle of a door-lock or a gas-pipe at the point where it passes through a wall or ceiling.
- n. The disease erysipelas: so named, popularly, from its color.
- n. In English history, one of the two rival factions, York and Lancastrian. See Wars of the Roses, below.
- n. A circular card or disk, or a diagram with radiating lines: as, the compass-card or rose of the compass; the barometric rose, which shows the barometric pressure, at any place, in connection with the winds blowing from different points of the compass; a wind-rose.
- n. In musical instruments like flutes, guitars, dulcimers, and harpsichords, an ornamental device set in the sound-hole of the belly, and often serving as a trade-mark as well as a decoration.
- n. A form in which precious stones, especially small diamonds, are frequently cut. Large rose diamonds were much used from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, but are now quite obsolete. The characteristic of the rose is that it is flat below, and forms a hemisphere or low pyramid above, covered with small facets. When, as is usually the case, these facets are 24 in number, the cut is called a Dutch rose; when 36, a rose recoupée. The Brabant rose has also 24 facets, but they are flatter or less raised than in the Dutch rose. The rose cut is selected when the loss to the stone in cutting would be too great if the brilliant cut were selected. Rose diamonds are generally cut from plates cleaved from the crystals of diamonds while being cleaved into brilliant form. See
- n. A very small diamond, scarcely more than a splinter, of which as many as 400 are sometimes necessary to make a carat, or 60,000 to make an ounce. These are seldom regularly cut, 6 to 8 facets only being the usual number.
- n. A rose-mallow, Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis. See shoeblack-plant.
- n. Same as sage-rose.
- n. Specifically, the French rose.
- n. In botany, the order Rosaceæ.
- n. A St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant-names. [Prov. Eng.]
- n. Same as althæa, 2. [U. S.]
- n. Specifically, Rosa alba, a garden rose, native in the Caucasus.
- n. See Rœmeria.
- n. R. sulphurea, the double yellow rose, beautiful in warm climates, native from Asia Minor to Persia.
- Of an extremely luminous purplish-red color. Some rose colors are deficient in chroma, and are therefore varieties of pink, rose-pink; others have the most intense chroma, rose-reds; others incline so much toward purple as to be called
- To render rose-colored; redden; cause to flush or blush.
- To perfume as with roses.
- Preterit of rise.
- An obsolete or dialectal form of roose.
- n. In geometry, certain transcendental curves having, in polar coördinates, equations of the form
ρ= αcos b θ.
- n. A shrub of the genus Rosa, with red, pink, white or yellow flowers.
- n. A flower of the rose plant.
- n. A plant or species in the rose family. (Rosaceae)
- n. Something resembling a rose flower.
- n. A purplish-red or pink colour, the colour of some rose flowers.
- n. A round nozzle for a sprinkling can or hose.
- n. The base of a light socket.
- n. mathematics Any of various flower-like polar graphs of sinusoids or their squares.
- v. poetic, transitive To make rose-coloured; to redden or flush.
- v. poetic, transitive To perfume, as with roses.
- adj. Having a purplish-red or pink colour. See rosy
- v. Simple past of rise.
- n. alternative spelling of rosé.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. of rise.
- n. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere.
- n. A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
- n. (Arch.) A rose window. See Rose window, below.
- n. A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump.
- n. (Med.) The erysipelas.
- n. The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
- n. The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
- n. A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.
- v. Poetic To render rose-colored; to redden; to flush.
- v. Poetic To perfume, as with roses.
- adj. of something having a dusty purplish pink color
- n. any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
- n. a dusty pink color
- n. pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
- From French rosé ("pinkish"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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