from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cultivator of roses; a rose-grower; a rose-fancier.
I met Michael Marriott, the nursery rosarian, and I explained my brief that the roses were to be reliably healthy and that they must have scent, as the garden is as much about picking for the house as it is a place to be in.
Margaret Leisner, a consulting rosarian for the American Rose Society, said most roses are hybridized, or genetically altered to be disease resistant, in California.
Cheryl Hume, rosarian and member of the South Valley Rose Society, held up numerous picturesque pink blooms, each representing a different variety of polyantha (a member of the rose family) as she discussed the characteristics of the flower breed during a recent meeting.
This word comes from the Latin 'rosarius,' relating to roses.