- a tropical plant, Hibiscus sabdariffa, of the mallow family, grown for its thick, red calyx and bracts, used in making jellies and as a substitute for cranberries.
Origin of roselle
First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain
- a city in NE New Jersey.
- a town in NE Illinois.
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Examples from the Web for roselle
Janey Wilcox, she will have it that that Roselle Upman set it on purpose.The Copperhead
He took Roselle's arm lightly in his hand, and turned about.
Roselle supplied suddenly, and the gage was down between the two women.
"Not all of you," he denied, with a fleeting thought of Roselle.
In the trash he felt, though he had not given the idea the form of a thought, that Roselle Dates was included.