• Rugosa. ROSA ALBA
    Rugosa. ROSA ALBA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rosa large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Rosa A genus of polypetalous plants, comprising all the genuine roses, type of the order Rosaceæ and sole genus of the tribe Roseæ. It is characterized by an urn-shaped calyx-tube with constricted mouth, bearing five leaf-like imbricated lobes, destitute of the intermediate bractlets which are frequent in related genera, but often furnished with similar smaller leaf-like lobes on their sides. It is also distinguished by the broad and open corolla of five obovate petals, numerous stamens in many rows, and many free carpels each with one pendulous ovule, a ventral style, and a somewhat dilated stigma, and each forming in fruit a one-seeded bony achene, the whole mass of achenes inclosed in a fleshy fruiting receptacle, known as the hip or hep. (See Rosaceæ.) The species are polymorphous and variable, and though 600 have been enumerated (exclusive of garden varieties) they are believed to be reducible to 50 or 55. They inhabit temperate and subalpine regions through a large part of the northern hemisphere, being limited southward by India, Abyssinia, and Mexico, and being less numerous in America than in the Old World. R. cinnamomea is said to be found as far north as Point Barrow in Alaska (71° 27'). Ten species are native in the northeastern United States, of which one, R. blanda, extends to Hudson's Bay. Five species are found in Great Britain, or, as they are sometimes classified, 20. They are erect or climbing shrubs, commonly with prickly stems, the leaves smooth, silky, or downy, or (in R. rubiginosa, the sweetbrier) beset with copious minute glands beneath and fragrant. The leaves are alternate and unequally pinnate, with adherent wing-like stipules and serrate leaflets; in R. berberifolia, a small yellow-flowered Persian species, they are reduced to a single leaflet or are replaced wholly by stipules. The flowers are large and beautiful, often fragrant, made double in cultivation by the transformation of part or all of the stamens into petals, and also so occurring rarely in the wild state. They are of numerous shades of red, white, and yellow, and often over 2 inches across, in R. gigantea, of Upper Burma, reaching 6 inches. The scarlet or crimson fruit is often ornamental and sometimes edible. See rose.
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In literature:

The keen, dissipated eyes of the sub-rosa diplomat twinkled humorously.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Rosa da Tivoli unfortunately fell into extravagant and dissipated habits, which frequently caused him great inconvenience.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
BY ROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY, Author of "Aunt Diana," "For Lilias," etc.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886." by Various
The little hills are Monte Rosas and Mont Blancs.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Her name was Rosa Ford.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Santa Rosa, once the prosperous capital of the Provincia del Oriente, now contains about two hundred men, women, and children.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Esther and the struggling artist we called Rosa were by the window.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
Among the earliest music stores was that of an aged Italian named Salvator Rosa.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
Salvator Rosa, born in 1615 near Naples, was the son of an architect.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
The terrace of Villa Rosa juts out into the lake, bordered on three sides by a stone parapet, and shaded above by a yellow-ochre awning.
"Jerry" by Jean Webster

In poetry:

. . . . Rosa! the Moon soothes thine unearthly rest,
And Peace pervades the snows upon thy breast!
"Monta Rosa " by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Teach your beau to heed the lay —
That sunshine soon is lost in shade —
That now's as good as any day —
To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.
"To Rosa" by Abraham Lincoln
Rich was the painted page they read
Before that sunset died;
Nut-brown hood by golden head,
Murmuring Rosa Mystica,
While nesting thrushes cried.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes
Oh! lay me where my Rosa lies,
And love shall o'er the moss-crown'd bed,
When dew-drops leave the weeping skies,
His tenderest tear of pity shed.
"Rosa's Grave" by Thomas Gent
Not to this glade, where Jones of Mariposa,
Simple and meek as his flocks we're looking at,
Tends his soft charge; nor where his daughter Rosa--
(A shot.)
Hallo! What's that?
"Artemis In Sierra" by Francis Bret Harte
Still, I might mention, I've met the gentle Rosa,--
Danced with her thrice, to her father's jealous dread;
And, it is possible, she's happened to disclose a--
Ahem! You can fancy why he shoots at ME instead.
"Artemis In Sierra" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Rosa Batoreu, wife of the Ambassador of Portugal, Michael J Reilly, Opera Camerata's executive director, and Bobbie Brewster.
He was the father of Sonia Roman and Rosa Torres.
Christian De La Rosa has more from Chula Vista, California.
A boy reads a page by the Brazilian writer João Guimarães Rosa at the Museum of the Portuguese Language.
Santa Rosa County Jail ( November 24, 2012 ).
4 singles during the Lady Dragons SCL victory over Piner in Santa Rosa on Tuesday.
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz.
1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa Sonoma CA 95401.
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery City bus in Alabama on Dec 1, 1955.
SANTA ROSA, Calif.—A 50- acre solar array proposed on vacant California airport land would provide enough electricity for 10,000 homes.
Brett Wilkison,The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa.
An agreement that would transfer operations of the Museo Alameda , 101 S Santa Rosa Ave, to Texas A&M University-San Antonio lands on the City Council agenda this week.
Santa Rosa Alderman Scandal Continues.
Arcadia 's Estavan De La Rosa ccompetes in the Division 1 race at Saturday's CIF-SS Cross Country Finals at Mt SAC.
Sonoma Green Business Program gets coordinator, teams up with Santa Rosa Share Exchange.

In science:

Rosa, Phys. ”Tra jectory versus probability density entropy”, Phys.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Rosa, Sporadic randomness: The transition from the stationary to the nonstationary condition, Phys.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Rosa, ”The conflict between tra jectory and density description: the statistical source of disagreement”, submitted to Phys.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The next theorem we need is due to Rosas from .
Computing Super Matrix Invariants
Rosas, The Kronecker product of Schur functions indexed by two-row shapes or hook shapes J.
Computing Super Matrix Invariants