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Definition of "rose" []

  • A member of the rose family. (noun)
  • Any of numerous shrubs or vines of the genus Rosa, having prickly stems, pinnately compound leaves, and variously colored, often fragrant flowers. (noun)
  • The flower of any of these plants. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related plants. (noun)
  • A dark pink to moderate red. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rose" in a sentence
  • "“That is the way, young man, ” returned he of the forty years and the dyed whiskers—“The rose has lived the life of a rose—"
  • "But what is the meaning of the expression, _a rose in his grace_? if he was a _rose_ of himself, his brother's _grace_ or _favour_ could not degrade him."
  • "Track the asteroid asteroid 2005 YU55 on the Web: Searches on the term rose to the stratosphere in just one day."