rose-root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rose-root Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Rose-root a succulent herb, having a rose-scented root
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. róse—L. rosa, Gr. rhodon.

Usage

In literature:

I have said that the roots of the catinga rose above the surface of the soil.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Rose roots don't like being squeezed, like a Chinese lady's feet.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
A rose is a fine rose because of the manure you put at its roots.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Millions of Alpine roses have I snapped and broken off; not a root have I spared.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Meryl rose hurriedly, blushing to the roots of her hair, while Stanley, secretly much amused, stood up likewise.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
The expression "sub-rosa" comes from that root, or "under the rose.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Then the bath, the water scented with aromatic roots and covered with rose-petals, is taken.
"Of Six Mediæval Women" by Alice Kemp-Welch
Blushing to the roots of his hair, he rose to his feet.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
Tread down the soil well to make it firm, and thus induce the rose-trees to make fresh roots.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
If their roots have been thoroughly soaked and swelled before planting, the roses need not be watered.
"Roses and Rose Growing" by Rose Georgina Kingsley
Better to take pleasure in a rose than to put its root under a microscope.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde
Sophy suddenly dropped her eyes, and the color rose to the roots of her hair.
"The Hillman" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
In the majority of cases, Roses on their own roots will prove more satisfactory than budded stock.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
And a rose is not less lovely because its roots are in corruption.
"Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther" by Elizabeth von Arnim
Roses are not rooted in the earth; angels throw them to us from heaven.
"Boris Lensky" by Ossip Schubin
Plant out tender deciduous trees and shrubs raised in pots; plant out tea-roses, mulching the roots.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
On the gnarled roots that rose high from the ground, and had evidently formed her seat, lay an open book.
"Margaret Vincent" by Sophia Lucy Clifford
Potted roses, however, should be sunk with as little disturbance to the roots as possible.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster
Overhead rose a compressed dome of earth, a thick matting of roots, coil within coil.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
Blushing to the roots of his hair, he rose to his feet.
"Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers, Vol. I" by Various
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In poetry:

Better to have a loving friend
Than ten admiring foes;
Better a daisy's earthy root
Than a gorgeous, dying rose.
"Better Things" by George MacDonald
Graceful in name and in thyself, our river
None fairer saw in John Ward's pilgrim flock,
Proof that upon their century-rooted stock
The English roses bloom as fresh as ever.
"To G. G." by John Greenleaf Whittier
Roses, rooted warm in earth,
Bud in rhyme, another age;
Lilies know a ghostly birth
Strewn along a patterned page;
Golden lad and chimbley sweep
Die; and so their song shall keep.
"Lines On Reading Too Many Poets" by Dorothy Parker
Look with twofold grace on her
Who from twofold root has grown,
Flower of York and Lancaster,
Now to grace another throne,
Rose in Scotland's garden set,--
Britain's only Margaret.
"Margaret Tudor" by Francis Turner Palgrave
The right of a rose to bloom
In its own sweet, separate way,
With none to question the perfumed pink
And none to utter a nay
If it reaches a root or points, a thorn, as even a rose-tree may.
"My Right" by Susan Coolidge
Crown Him the virgin’s Son, the God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose, as of that rose the stem;
The root whence mercy ever flows, the Babe of Bethlehem.
"Crown Him With Many Crowns" by Godfrey Thring

In news:

And, at this time of year, many of the prized roses are sold "bare-root," which means the roots are "bare naked" and shipped without soil.
It's now been a decade since Merritt burst on the roots-music scene with her solo debut, Bramble Rose.
The Australian performer, 42, is rooting for his little girl, Sunday Rose, to follow in his musical footsteps.
Wheat futures prices rose strongly yesterday, the third day of a rally rooted in rising export demand and field work delays as the winter wheat harvest draws to a close.
Plants hate cold water Always water young plants with cool or tepid sometimes leaving the plant roots in dire straits you water the new plants with a watering can, turn the rose.
Rose Cinnamin Root is a 3-year-old Rat Terrier from Waterloo , WI.
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