- a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions. Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been developed and are widely grown as ornamentals.；the flower of a rose bush
- make rosy
noun: rose, plural noun: roses
- 1. a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions. Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been developed and are widely grown as ornamentals.
- ▪ the flower of a rose bush he sent her a dozen red roses a rose garden
- ▪ used in names of other plants whose flowers resemble roses, e.g., rose of Sharon.
- ▪ a rose regarded as an emblem of beauty, delicacy, or purity she's a rose between two thorns
- ▪ used to express favorable circumstances or ease of success all is not roses in the firm today
- 2. a stylized representation of the flower in heraldry or decoration, typically with five petals (especially as a national emblem of England) the Tudor rose
- ▪ short for rose window
- 3. a warm pink or light crimson color the rose and gold of dawn the 100% cotton line is available in rose pink and ocean blue
- ▪ used in reference to a rosy complexion, especially that of a young woman the fresh air will soon put the roses back in her cheeks
- 4. a perforated cap attached to a shower, the spout of a watering can, or the end of a hose to produce a spray.
- 5. short for compass rose
- 1. literary make rosy a warm flush now rosed her hitherto blue cheeks