rosaceous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rosaceous of something having a dusty purplish pink color "the roseate glow of dawn"
    • adj rosaceous of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Rosaceae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rosaceous (Bot) Like a rose in shape or appearance; as, a rosaceous corolla.
    • Rosaceous Of a pure purpish pink color.
    • Rosaceous (Bot) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Rosaceæ) of which the rose is the type. It includes also the plums and cherries, meadowsweet, brambles, the strawberry, the hawthorn, applies, pears, service trees, and quinces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rosaceous In botany: Rose-like; having a corolla composed of several wide-spreading roundish petals, with the claws very short or almost wanting.
    • rosaceous Of or pertaining to the order Rosaceæ.
    • rosaceous In zoology, of a rosy color; rose-red; rosy; roseate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rosaceous rō-zā′shus (bot.) pertaining to the rose family: with the petals arranged like the rose
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rosaceus, fr. rosa, rose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. rosaceousrosa, a rose.

Usage

In literature:

The glass of the rosace above the ogive glowed like fiery coal in the deep carvings of a wheel of stone.
"End of the Tether" by Joseph Conrad
At all times the light is of an unearthly softness and purity, toned by the exquisite windows and rosaces.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
La Pierina had already darted into the spacious porch whose lofty, vaulted ceiling was adorned with coffers displaying a rosaceous pattern.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
La Pierina had already darted into the spacious porch whose lofty, vaulted ceiling was adorned with coffers displaying a rosaceous pattern.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
The church is lighted by one hundred and twenty five windows placed in three rows not including the three rosaces.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
The second piece of silk contains a large rosace.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
AV'ENS, the English name of two rosaceous plants of the genus Geum.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The west rosace should be seen toward sunset so as to get the rays of the sun passing directly through it.
"Stained Glass Tours in France" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
In some Rosaceous plants an epicalyx is present, due to the formation of stipulary structures by the sepals.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
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