the plant family Rosaceae, characterized by trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having compound or simple leaves with stipules, flowers typically with five sepals and five petals, and fruit in a variety of forms, many of which are fleshy and edible, and including the almond, apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, cinquefoil, hawthorn, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, rose, spirea, and strawberry.
noun, Pathology. 1. a form of hay fever caused by the inhalation of rose pollen, characterized by nasal discharge and lacrimation. rose fever n. A spring or early summer hay fever. Also called rose cold.
noun, plural (especially collectively) rosefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rosefishes. 1. redfish (def 1). 2. blackbelly rosefish. noun (pl) -fish, -fishes 1. a red scorpaenid food fish, Sebastes marinus, of North Atlantic coastal waters 2. any of various other red fishes
- Rose garden
noun 1. a geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, cultivated for its fragrant, lobed or narrowly divided leaves. rose geranium noun 1. a small geraniaceous shrub, Pelargonium graveolens, grown in North America for its pink flowers and fragrant leaves, used for scenting perfumes and cosmetics