rose

A rose is a flower that people in love give each other. Even though Juliet says to Romeo, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” don’t go calling it a dandelion.

Roses have multi-layered petals and smell wonderfully sweet. They come in a wide variety of colors that can convey various meanings: a single red rose, for example, sometimes means, "I love you." Rose is also the past tense of rise, as in “Yesterday, the water rose to the top.” As an adjective, rose means "pink," and when the word is pronounced row-SAY, it means a rose-colored wine. The Latin source of rose is rosa, which probably comes from an Iranian root.

Primary Meanings of rose

1.
n
any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
2.
nadj
a dusty pink color
of something having a dusty purplish pink color
3.
n
pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
Full Definitions of rose
1

n any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses

Synonyms:
rosebush
Types:
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Rosa pendulina, mountain rose
European alpine rose with crimson flowers
Rosa spithamaea, ground rose
low-growing bristly shrub of southern Oregon and California with creeping rootstocks and usually corymbose flowers
Rosa banksia, banksia rose
Chinese evergreen climbing rose with yellow or white single flowers
Rosa canina, dog rose
prickly wild rose with delicate pink or white scentless flowers; native to Europe
Bengal rose, China rose, Rosa chinensis
shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden roses
Rosa damascena, damask rose, summer damask rose
large hardy very fragrant pink rose; cultivated in Asia Minor as source of attar of roses; parent of many hybrids
Rosa eglanteria, briar, brier, eglantine, sweetbriar, sweetbrier
Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
Cherokee rose, Rosa laevigata
Chinese climbing rose with fragrant white blossoms
Japanese rose, Rosa multiflora, baby rose, multiflora, multiflora rose
vigorously growing rose having clusters of numerous small flowers; used for hedges and as grafting stock
Rosa moschata, musk rose
rose native to Mediterranean region having curved or climbing branches and loose clusters of musky-scented flowers
Rosa odorata, tea rose
any of several hybrid bush roses derived from a tea-scented Chinese rose with pink or yellow flowers
Type of:
bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2

n a dusty pink color

Synonyms:
rosiness
Types:
old rose
a greyish-pink color
Type of:
pink
a light shade of red

adj of something having a dusty purplish pink color

Synonyms:
rosaceous, roseate
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue
3

n pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began

Synonyms:
blush wine, pink wine, rose wine
Type of:
vino, wine
fermented juice (of grapes especially)

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