adj. [L. rosa, rose]
Having a quality of a rose, such as color or scent.

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  • Rosaceous — Ro*sa ceous, a. [L. rosaceus, fr. rosa rose.] 1. (Bot.) (a) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants ({Rosace[ae]}) of which the rose is the type. It includes also the plums and cherries, meadowsweet, brambles, the strawberry, the hawthorn,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rosaceous — [rō zā′shəs] adj. [ModL rosaceus < L, made of roses] 1. of the rose family of plants 2. like a rose 3. rose colored; rosy …   English World dictionary

  • rosaceous — adjective Etymology: ultimately from Latin rosa Date: 1731 of or relating to roses or the rose family < a faint rosaceous aroma > < rosaceous genera > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rosaceous — /roh zay sheuhs/, adj. 1. belonging to the plant family Rosaceae. Cf. rose family. 2. having a corolla of five broad petals, like that of a rose. 3. like a rose; roselike: rosaceous loveliness. 4. rose colored; rosy. [1725 35; < L rosaceus made… …   Universalium

  • rosaceous — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a rose, or a member of the Rosaceae family of plants. b) Resembling a rose …   Wiktionary

  • rosaceous — [rəʊ zeɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the rose family (Rosaceae). Origin C18: from mod. L. Rosaceae (based on L. rosa rose ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • rosaceous — ro·sa·ceous …   English syllables

  • rosaceous — ro•sa•ceous [[t]roʊˈzeɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) pln belonging to the plant family Rosaceae Compare rose family 2) bot having a corolla of five broad petals, like that of a rose 3) like a rose; roselike 4) rose colored; rosy • Etymology: 1725–35; < L… …   From formal English to slang

  • rosaceous — /roʊˈzeɪʃəs/ (say roh zayshuhs) adjective 1. belonging to the Rosaceae, or rose family of plants, which includes also the blackberry, strawberry, spiraea, etc. 2. having a corolla of five broad petals, like that of a rose. 3. rose like. 4. rose… …  

  • rosaceous — adj. Bot. of the large plant family Rosaceae, which includes the rose. Etymology: L rosaceus f. rosa rose …   Useful english dictionary

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