American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An aromatic evergreen Mediterranean shrub (Rosmarinus officinalis) having light blue or pink flowers and grayish-green leaves that are used in cooking and perfumery.
- n. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An evergreen shrub, Rosmarinus officinalis, native in southern Europe, widely cultivated. (See Rosmarinus.) It has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste. It yields by distillation a light pale essential oil of great fragrance, which is extensively employed in the manufacture of pomatums for the hair. Its leaves are gently stimulant, and are used to some extent in European medicine.
- n. In Australia, any one of several species of the genus Westringia, belonging to the mint family, especially W. Dampieri, whose resemblance to the rosemary of Europe led Dampier to give its name to Rosemary Island in the Dampier archipelago.
- n. a shrub that originates from Europe and Asia Minor and produces a fragrant herb used in cooking and perfumes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A labiate shrub (Rosmarinus officinalis) with narrow grayish leaves, growing native in the southern part of France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste. It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of fidelity or constancy.
- n. widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery
- n. extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats
- From Latin ros ("dew") marinus ("marine, of the sea") (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Middle English rosmarine, from Latin rōs marīnus, sea dew : rōs, dew + marīnus, of the sea; see marine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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