rose hip
noun Date: 1857 the ripened usually red or orange accessory fruit of a rose that consists of a fleshy receptacle enclosing numerous achenes

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  • rose hip — Hip Hip, n. [OE. hepe, AS. he[ o]pe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble bush.] (Bot.) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog rose ({Rosa canina}); called also {rose hip}. [Written also {hop}, {hep}.] [1913 Webster] {Hip tree} (Bot.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose hip — rose ,hip noun count a small red fruit that grows on a rose bush: rose hip wine (=made from rose hips) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rose hip — rose′ hip n. pln hip • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • rose hip — n the small red fruit produced by some kinds of rose bushes, used in medicines and juices …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rose hip — noun the fruit of a rose plant • Syn: ↑hip, ↑rosehip • Hypernyms: ↑fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑rose, ↑rosebush * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rose hip — The rose hip and rose haw, is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red to orange, but might be dark purple to black in some species.Rose hips of some species, especially Rosa canina (Dog Rose) and R. majalis , have been used… …   Wikipedia

  • rose hip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rose hip : singular rose hip plural rose hips a small red fruit that grows on a rose bush rose hip wine (= made from rose hips) …   English dictionary

  • rose hip — noun (C) the small red fruit of some kinds of rose bush, used in medicines and juices: rose hip syrup …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rose hip — n. mature fruit of a rose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rose hip — hip2. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

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