• WordNet 3.6
    • n rosemary extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats
    • n rosemary widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert
    • n Rosemary 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. "There's rosemary , that's for remembrance."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rosemary 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 rosemary 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rosemary rōz′mā-ri a small fragrant evergreen shrub of a pungent taste, growing in the countries round the Mediterranean—an ancient emblem of fidelity.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus,; ros, dew (cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr. rasa, juice) + marinus, marine: cf. F. romarin,. In English the word has been changed as if it meant the rose of Mary,. See Marine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rosmarin—L. ros-marinusros, dew, marinusmare, the sea.


In literature:

The walls along our road were well-nigh hidden with agaves and rosemary.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
And he passed beyond the rosemary bush, and came not again.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Ladslove was Rosemary's foal.
"The Judgment of Eve" by May Sinclair
After four or five minutes at a live fire, remove the liver (dry) and grind it together with the rosemary.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
Hang in each corner a bundle of sweet herbs, mixed with rue and rosemary.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
She pasted it on to a piece of paper, and wrote underneath: 'Here's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
I ran into the garden and gathered sprigs of rosemary, whereof they have a fine thriving bush.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
And he passed beyond the rosemary bush, and came not again.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
A pathetic love story of a young girl, Rosemary.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Rosemary was a slight, tiny, fragile creature, with a mere slip of a figure, and mites of hands and feet.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Any preparation of rosemary forms an agreeable and highly cleansing wash.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Rosemary's eyes began to shine.
"Rainbow Hill" by Josephine Lawrence
I like to have you call me Rosemary.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
She looked at it closely, and then noticed the scent of rosemary.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
To prevent infection from fever, take a handful each of rue, sage, mint, rosemary, and lavender, all fresh gathered.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Rosemary and rue grow there, roses and lilies; birds sing among the trees.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
A pathetic love story of a young girl, Rosemary.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
A pathetic love story of a young girl, Rosemary.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
In the South of Europe the rosemary has long had magic properties ascribed to it.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
A pathetic love story of a young girl, Rosemary.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick

In poetry:

I cast my flowers away,
Blossoms unmeet for you!
The garland I have gathered in my day:
My rosemary and rue.
"Amor Umbratilis" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
For one, the trodden rosemary and rue;
The bowl, dipt ever in the purple stream
And, for the other one, a fairer due-
Sleep, and no dream.
"Vers Demode" by Dorothy Parker
Rosemary, Rosemary, let down your hair!
The cow's in the hammock, the crow's in the chair!
I was making you songs out of sawdust and silk,
But they came in to call and they spilt them like milk.
"A Nonsense Song" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Oh, when you are with me, my heart is white steel.
But the bat's in the belfry, the mold's in the meal,
And I think I hear skeletons climbing the stair!
Rosemary, Rosemary, let down your bright hair!
"A Nonsense Song" by Stephen Vincent Benet
"A deer old man; I like him well,
But age, alas! will always tell.
Miss Rosemary, please ring the bell
And tell old Jones to step this way . . .
Oh dear, oh dear, it isn't gay
To say the things I have to say.
"The Key Of The Street" by Robert W Service
We will not tell her beads of beauty over:
All that we say, and all we leave unsaid
Be buried with her. There 's no lightest lover
But scatters on her bed
Pansies for thoughts, and woodruff white as she,
And, for remembrance, quiet rosemary.
"Desiree" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson

In news:

Lou Manfredini talking with Executive Director of Misericordia , Sister Rosemary Connelly.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:42 am.
Police say Rosemarie Edvalson, 56, of Eagle and her passenger Juanita Spitzer, 75, from Nampa were traveling westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 225, when Edvalson changed lanes after passing another vehicle.
Rosemary Evelyn Evers nee Lessard was born on December 8, 1926, in Oak Park, Ill. To a family of 11 children.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct 20, 2011 at 6:59 am.
405 1/2 W Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Orange County 919-960-6101
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 23, 2009 at 11:34 am.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:09 am.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct 24, 2012 at 5:07 am.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 3, 2011 at 10:05 am.
Panelist Dr Jane Vila, Dr Rosemary Radford Ruether and Dr Gina Messina-Dysert at Claremont Graduate University, during a discussion about women's ordination and the Catholic Church, on Thursday.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 21, 2010 at 6:21 am.
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 2, 2012 at 7:31 am.
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed.
Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin .

In science:

Critical orbits and attracting cycles in p-adic dynamics. arXiv:1201.1605v1. Eva Brezin, Rosemary Byrne, Joshua Levy, Kevin Pilgrim, and Kelly Plummer. A census of rational maps.
A census of quadratic post-critically finite rational maps defined over Q
The authors thank Rosemary Wyse for many useful discussions and comments in different parts and at various stages of this work. D.C. thanks Nino Panagia for discussions on the FIR opacity mechanisms in our Galaxy and for a critical reading of the manuscript.
The Dust Content and Opacity of Actively Star-Forming Galaxies
ACKNOWLEDGMENT We gratefully acknowledge the support and suggestions of many members of the University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group and of visitors to the group including David Hammer, Andrew Elby, Rachel Scherr, Rosemary Russ, Ayush Gupta, Brian Frank, Saalih Allie, and Steve Kanim.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
Thanks to Rosemary Monahan and Scott West for comments on a draft of this paper; and to Tobias Kiefer for carrying out the C# experiments.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?