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

  • Rose, Billy 1899-1966. American impresario and songwriter who produced Crazy Quilt (1931) and other musical comedies and wrote several popular songs, including "Me and My Shadow.”
  • Rose, Peter Edward Known as "Pete.” Born 1942. American baseball player who played with the Cincinnati Reds from 1963 to 1978 and returned as the team's manager in 1984. During his playing career he set 24 major-league records, including hits (4,256). He was banned from the sport in 1989 for betting on baseball games.
  • MountRose A mountain, 3,287.3 m (10,778 ft) high, of western Nevada. It is in a winter sports area near Reno and Lake Tahoe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A surname.
  • n. A regional contestant in the annual Rose of Tralee contest.
  • n. The winner of that year's contest.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From a Norman name of Germanic origins, likely made up of hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". Introduced to England in the form Roese or Rohese. Later conflated with the vernacular word "rose", and associated with the flower names that first became popular in the end of the 19th century. Also a nickname for names beginning with Rose-/Rosa-.



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