(Ros"in), v. t. To rub with rosin, as musicians rub the bow of a violin.
Or with the rosined bow torment the string.Gay.
(Ros"i*ness) n. The quality of being rosy.
(Ros"in*weed`) n. (Bot.) (a) The compass plant. See under Compass. (b) A name
given in California to various composite plants which secrete resins or have a resinous smell.
(Ros"in*y) a. like rosin, or having its qualities.
(Ros"land) n. [W. rhos a meadow, a moor + E. land.] heathy land; land full of heather; moorish
or watery land. [prov. Eng.]
(Ros"ma*rine`) n. [OE. See Rosemary.]
1. Dew from the sea; sea dew. [Obs.]
That purer brineB. Jonson.
And wholesome dew called rosmarine.
2. Rosemary. [Obs.] Spenser. "Biting on anise seed and rosmarine." Bp. Hall.
(Ros"ma*rine), n. [Norw. rosmar a walrus; ros a horse (akin to E. horse) + (probably)
mar the sea.] A fabulous sea animal which was reported to climb by means of its teeth to the tops of
rocks to feed upon the dew.
And greedly rosmarines with visages deforme.Spenser.
(Ro*sol"ic) a. [Rose + carbolic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex red dyestuff
(called rosolic acid) which is analogous to rosaniline and aurin. It is produced by oxidizing a mixture of
phenol and cresol, as a dark red amorphous mass, C20H16O3, which forms weak salts with bases, and
stable ones with acids. Called also methyl aurin, and, formerly, corallin.
(Ross) ; 115), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees.
[Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]
(Ross), v. t. To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross bark. [Local, U.S.]
(Ros"sel) n. Light land; rosland. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Mortimer.
(Ros"sel cur`rent) [From Rossel Island, in the Louisiade Archipelago.] (Oceanography)
A portion of the southern equatorial current flowing westward from the Fiji Islands to New Guinea.
(Ros"sel*ly) a. Loose; light. [Obs.] Mortimer.
(Rost) n. See Roust. [Scot.] Jamieson.
(Ros"tel) n. [L. rostellum, dim. of rostrum a beak: cf. F. rostelle.] same as Rostellum.
(Ros*tel"lar) a. Pertaining to a rostellum.
(Ros"tel*late) a. [NL. rostellatus.] Having a rostellum, or small beak; terminating in a beak.