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roselle

[roh-zel] /roʊˈzɛl/
noun
1.
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
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; origin uncertain

Roselle

[roh-zel] /roʊˈzɛl/
noun
1.
a city in NE New Jersey.
2.
a town in NE Illinois.
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  • Janey Wilcox, she will have it that that roselle Upman set it on purpose.

    The Copperhead Harold Frederic
  • He took roselle's arm lightly in his hand, and turned about.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • roselle supplied suddenly, and the gage was down between the two women.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • "Not all of you," he denied, with a fleeting thought of roselle.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • In the trash he felt, though he had not given the idea the form of a thought, that roselle Dates was included.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • But after roselle had let him pay for their expensive lunch, she had needed other things—perfume and candy.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • roselle was on the stage, in the beauty chorus, looking magnificent, and her eyes were sweeping the stalls.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • An abounding idea of happiness to come filled him as he moved beside roselle down the crowded restaurant.

    Married Life

    May Edginton
  • Some of the more boisterous ones, led by roselle Upman, were for following them, and renewing the encounter beyond the Corners.

    The Copperhead Harold Frederic
  • I wouldn't a' minded pepperin' roselle's legs a trifle, if I'd had a barrel loaded, say, with birdshot.

    The Copperhead Harold Frederic

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