I. past of rise II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhodon rose, Persian gul Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of a genus (Rosa of the family Rosaceae, the rose family) of usually prickly shrubs with pinnate leaves and showy flowers having five petals in the wild state but being often double or partly double under cultivation b. the flower of a rose 2. something resembling a rose in form: as a. (1) compass card (2) a circular card with radiating lines used in other instruments b. a rosette especially on a shoe c. rose cut 3. plural an easy or pleasant situation or task <
it was not all sunshine and roses — Anthony Lewis
4. a moderate purplish red 5. a plane curve which consists of three or more loops meeting at the origin and whose equation in polar coordinates is of the form ρ = a sin nθ or ρ = a cos nθ where n is an integer greater than zero • roselike adjective III. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. containing or used for roses b. of or relating to a rose c. flavored, scented, or colored with or like roses 2. of the color rose

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