American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The bud of a rose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bud of a rose.
- n. Hence A young girl in her first bloom; a débutante; a bud.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The flower of a rose before it opens, or when but partially open.
- n. (a literary reference to) a pretty young girl
- n. the bud of a rose
“The fragment of coral, a tiny crinkle of pink like a sugar rosebud from a cake, rolled across the mat.”
“There she goes!" echoed Constance Hopkins and Remember Allerton, who with Elizabeth Tilley constituted what may be called the rosebud division of the Pilgrim girls, all glowing in the freshness of early youth, all comely, strong, and vivacious.”
“It's "rosebud" in Greek, fitting because she's so delicate.”
“There was a rumor to the effect that 'rosebud' as a pet name of sorts was part of the pillow talk of William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies.”
“Tell that to 'rosebud', who seems to think that Sen Obama was endowed by his Creator with such 'good innate judgment' that experience is just a secondary factor in informing judgment -- although anyone with even cursory knowledge of development neurobiology would tell you that experience DOES sharpen our judgment over time.”
“(BTW, Wikipedia says "rosebud" allegedly was a "nickname used by [William Randolph] Hearst to refer to the clitoris of his mistress", Marion Davies.)”
“You'll recall that "rosebud" invented the dog challenge.”
“Also, "rosebud" is a sled, the chick in The Crying Game is a dude, and the Titanic sinks at the end.”
“You might want to look at the various "rosebud" scripts I posted in the archives as well as they fit your needs fairly well along with some recreational guided imagery.”
“It was because of his hatred for Welles’ use of the word rosebud (apparently a pet name for Hearst’s mistress’ nether regions) that so many critics were forced to review the film unfavorably.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘rosebud’.
Famous one word lines from movies. http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/05/the-best-one-...
List of words that contain the string of letters "rose" - from aprosexia nasalis to prosectionist.
No rhyme or reason other than that I like the names. :-) For more flower fun, see these lists:
Rose words by mollusque
Rose varieties by mollusque
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These chromonyms are defined as colors in at least one dictionary (mostly MW3). (Actually there's one fake, for reasons I'll explain someday.) They are all one-word nouns such as "kelly", which can...
They were/are code names used by the US Secret Service for presidents, vice-presidents, presidential candidates, and their families.
Source: BBC (and here again)
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