• WordNet 3.6
    • n rosette an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor
    • n rosette circular window filled with tracery
    • n rosette a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)
    • n rosette rhizoctinia disease of potatoes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rosette (Zoöl) A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.
    • Rosette A red color. See Roset.
    • Rosette A rose burner. See under Rose.
    • Rosette An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge.
    • Rosette (Arch) An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration.
    • Rosette (Zoöl) Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins. See Illust. of Spicule, and Sand dollar, under Sand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rosette Any circular ornament having many small parts in concentric circles, or regularly arranged around the center.
    • n rosette Specifically— In architecture, an ornament of frequent use in decoration in all styles. In Roman architecture rosettes decorate coffers in ceilings and soffits of cornices, and appear as a central ornament of the abacus of the Corinthian order. In medieval architecture rosettes are abundant, and consist usually of a knot of foliage inscribed in a circle, trefoil, or quatrefoil. See also cut under patera.
    • n rosette A knot of ribbon or a bunch of colored worsted used as an ornament of costume, especially one of the two bunches of ribbons attached to the loops by which an officer's gorget was suspended on his chest.
    • n rosette Any object or arrangement resembling in form a full-blown rose. A rose gas-burner, in which the jets of flame are disposed radially about a center.
    • n rosette Same as roset.
    • n rosette In zoology and anatomy, a natural formation of parts resembling a rose. See rose, 9. The anal bunch of gills of a nudibranchiate gastropod.
    • n rosette A curve whose polar equation is r = a + sin mθ, which presents a great variety of forms symmetrical about a center.
    • n rosette Nautical, a form of knot.
    • n rosette In metallurgy, a disk or plate formed by throwing water on melted metal. See rosette-copper, and compare quenching, 2.
    • n rosette In electricity: A cluster of glow-lamps or of sockets arranged for the mounting of such lamps.
    • n rosette An electrical fixture used when a branch is to be taken from the main wires. It consists, usually, of a porcelain base, which is fastened to a ceiling or other support, and a porcelain cover through a hole in which the branch wires run. Removing the cover disconnects the branch wires from the mains.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rosette rō-zet′ an imitation of a rose by means of a ribbon: a form of knot:
    • n Rosette rō-zet′ (archit.) a rose-shaped ornament: a disc formed by throwing water on melted metal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of rose, a rose. Cf. Roset
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., dim. of rose.


In literature:

In the same place he had a flat ceiling made of gilded rosettes, which is much extolled.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
The mouth opening, surrounded by a rosette of flabby gray skin, was a mere slit.
"Zehru of Xollar" by Hal K. Wells
Both skirts were short enough to expose the instep and rosette or buckle on the shoe.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
As soon as I had fastened the rosettes at the ears, I tried it on to see how it looked.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
Some are unhealthy, subject to the attacks of scab and rosette.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
Its upper surface is decorated with large rosettes within square borders.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
For the first time he saw the rosette in De Launay's buttonhole.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Very similar door trim without the rosette is to be seen at Cliveden and in numerous other houses.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
Here I have a quantity of fine platinum-wire, made up in the form of a rosette.
"The Story of a Tinder-box" by Charles Meymott Tidy
A continued wave-like design with rosettes attached.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt

In poetry:

Tufts, follicles, grubstake
biennial rosettes, a low-
life beach-blond scruff of
couch grass: notwithstanding
the interglinting dregs
"Vacant Lot With Pokeweed" by Amy Clampitt
AN usher standing at the door
I show my white rosette;
A smile of welcome, nothing more,
Will pay my trifling debt;
Why should I bid you idly wait
Like lovers at the swinging gate?
"On The Threshold" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

When the rosettes form in winter, dig some up and move to other spots.
Claudia Rosett is a journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and heads its Investigative Reporting Project.
Both form rosettes of overlapping leaves, 1 foot across for 'Afterglow', 5 to 6 inches for 'Perle von Nürnberg .
Fabian Rosette blesses Brother Martin Mary before his ordination as a deacon at the Mount Carmel Hermitage in Christoval.
When Martin Mary is ordained as a priest he will be able to fill in for Rosette.
Autumn wreath with handmade vintage sheet music rosettes with antique glass button centers.
Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) continues to spread throughout rose gardens and among wild roses.
Recently, while trying to find Vert Kitchen on south Pearl Street, I stumbled upon La Belle Rosette , formerly The Roast.
Like her sister-ships, being finished at the Verka Shipyard near Dordrecht Holland, the Rosette 's hull, with its 11.45-m beam, was built in two parts at the Centromost Shipyard in Poland.
) for gathering the long ruffle strip into a rosette.
Vintage Sheet Music Rosette Autumn Wreath.
Excessive thorns are one of the telltale signs of rose rosette, the subject of a class to be held by a K-State professor on Oct 9 at Botanica.
Gardeners have seen more rose rosette in recent years.
Gardeners have seen a large increase of the rose-killing virus rose rosette this year, forcing some to tear out their bushes, reports the Kansas City Star.
In 1982, master baker Emile Maamari and his sister Rosette Shabke opened up their first bakery in Riverside and were an instant success.

In science:

But personally, in both pictures I am drawn to the eightpetalled central rosette, the boundary of some sort of phase change in their internal structures.
Goldbug Variations
V578 Mon is a system of two early B-type stars in the Rosette Nebula star-forming region (NGC 2244), and is one of only nine eclipsing binaries with component masses greater than 10 M⊙ whose physical parameters have been determined with an accuracy of better than 3%.
Apsidal Motion of the Massive, Benchmark Eclipsing Binary V578 Mon
The Quiet Lyα Sun area shows groupings of filamentary plasma, similar to the Hα rosettes, with a typical diameter of ∼ 23(cid:48)(cid:48) .
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
This grouping in rosettes is stable through the observations (∼ 6 min) but shows the presence of localized brightening events with a timescale variation 60 − 120 sec and sizes of a couple of arcseconds.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
Some of the electrons undergo a rosette motion, in which they interact with a single atomic row.
Mini-Proceedings ECT*: Speakable in quantum mechanics: atomic, nuclear and subnuclear physics tests