rosaceous [roh-zey-shuh s] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. belonging to the plant family Rosaceae.Compare 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.

Origin of rosaceous 1725–35; Latin rosāceus made of roses, equivalent to ros(a) rose1 + -āceus -aceous Examples from the Web for rosaceous Historical Examples of rosaceous

  • Avens, the English name of two rosaceous plants of the genus Geum.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3


  • In some Rosaceous plants an epicalyx is present, due to the formation of stipulary structures by the sepals.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5


  • The larvæ are not indiscriminate feeders, but prefer the foliage of certain members of the Rosaceous family of plants.

    American Pomology

    J. A. Warder

  • British Dictionary definitions for rosaceous rosaceous adjective

    1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Rosaceae, a family of flowering plants typically having white, yellow, pink, or red five-petalled flowers. The family includes the rose, strawberry, blackberry, and many fruit trees such as apple, cherry, and plum
    2. of the colour rose; rose-coloured; rosy

    Word Origin for rosaceous C18: from Latin rosāceus composed of roses, from rosa rose 1

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