3. (Med.) A ruddy eruption upon the nose caused by drinking ardent spirits; a grog blossom.
(Rose"finch) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of Asiatic finches of the genera Carpodacus,
and Propasser, and allied genera, in which the male is more or less colored with rose red.
(Rose"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A large marine scorpænoid food fish (Sebastes marinus) found on the
northern coasts of Europe and America. called also red perch, hemdurgan, Norway haddok, and also,
erroneously, snapper, bream, and bergylt.
When full grown it is usually bright rose-red or orange-red; the young are usually mottled with red and
1. See Rose, n., 4.
2. A many-sided pyramidal head upon a nail; also a nail with such a head.
(Ro"se*ine) n. See Magenta.
(Ro"se*lite) n. [From the German mineralogist G. Rose + -lite.] (Min.) A hydrous arsenite of
cobalt, occuring in small red crystals, allied to erythrite.
(||Ro"sel"la) n. [NL., dim. of L. rosa rose.] (Zoöl.) A beautiful Australian parrakeet (Platycercus
eximius) often kept as a cage bird. The head and back of the neck are scarlet, the throat is white, the
back dark green varied with lighter green, and the breast yellow.
(Ro*selle") n. (Bot.) a malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) cultivated in the east and West
Indies for its fleshy calyxes, which are used for making tarts and jelly and an acid drink.
(Rose`mal"oes) n. [From the native name; cf. Malay rasamala the name of the tree.] The
liquid storax of the East Indian Liquidambar orientalis.
(Rose"ma*ry) n. [OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus; ros dew (cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr.
rasa juice) + marinus marine: cf. F. romarin. In English the word has been changed as if it meant the
rose of Mary. See Marine.] A labiate shrub (Rosmarinus officinalis) with narrow grayish leaves, growing
native in the southern part of France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It has a fragrant
smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste. It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of
fidelity or constancy.
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.Shak. Marsh rosemary. (a) A little shrub (Andromeda polifolia) growing in cold swamps and having leaves
like those of the rosemary. (b) See under Marsh. Rosemary pine, the loblolly pine. See under
(Ros"en) a. Consisting of roses; rosy. [Obs.]
(Ro"sen*mül`ler's or"gan) [So named from its first describer, J. C. Rosenmüller, a
German anatomist.] (Anat.) The parovarium.
(Ro"se*o-) (Chem.) A prefix (also used adjectively) signifying rose-red; specifically used to designate
certain rose-red compounds (called roseo-cobaltic compounds) of cobalt with ammonia. Cf. Luteo-.
(||Ro*se"o*la) n. [NL., dim. of L. rosa a rose.] (med.) A rose-colored efflorescence upon
the skin, occurring in circumscribed patches of little or no elevation and often alternately fading and