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rosette

[roh-zet] /roʊˈzɛt/
noun
1.
any arrangement, part, object, or formation more or less resembling a rose.
2.
a rose-shaped arrangement of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament or badge.
3.
Also, rosace. an architectural ornament resembling a rose or having a generally circular combination of parts.
4.
Botany. a circular cluster of leaves or other organs.
5.
a broad ornamental head for a screw or nail.
6.
Metallurgy.
  1. any of a number of disks of refined copper formed when cold water is thrown onto the molten metal.
  2. a rounded microconstituent of certain alloys.
7.
Plant Pathology. any of several diseases of plants, characterized by the crowding of the foliage into circular clusters owing to a shortening of the internodes of stems or branches, caused by fungi, viruses, or nutritional deficiencies.
8.
one of the compound spots on a leopard.
Origin of rosette
1780-1790
1780-90; < French: little rose, Old French. See rose1, -ette

Rosette

[roh-zet] /roʊˈzɛt/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for rosette
Historical Examples
  • Mary-'Gusta was not playing with Rose and rosette at the present time.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She was down again shortly, the two favorites, Rose and rosette, in her arms.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Sew a pompon or a rosette of yarn over the top of the sewing stitch.

    Spool Knitting

    Mary A. McCormack
  • The ends of the match were crossed into a sort of rosette at the head of the fuze.

  • Do wear it, Miss Arbuckle, with a rosette, to indicate your superior rank.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • It is a jewel in a rosette of jewels, with a frill of weeds or turf.

  • This rosette must not, however, be permitted to the large foot.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • Some are unhealthy, subject to the attacks of scab and rosette.

    The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume
  • This characteristic has led us to use the term "rosette" as a name for the malady.

    The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume
  • The Prince had a rosette of the Legion of Honour in his buttonhole.

British Dictionary definitions for rosette

rosette

/rəʊˈzɛt/
noun
1.
a decoration or pattern resembling a rose, esp an arrangement of ribbons or strips formed into a rose-shaped design and worn as a badge or presented as a prize
2.
another name for rose window
3.
a rose-shaped patch of colour, such as one of the clusters of spots marking a leopard's fur
4.
(botany) a circular cluster of leaves growing from the base of a stem
5.
any of various plant diseases characterized by abnormal leaf growth
Word Origin
C18: from Old French: a little rose1
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Word Origin and History for rosette
n.

"a rose-shaped ornament," especially a bunch or knot of ribbons worn as a decoration, 1790, from French rosette, diminutive of rose "rose" (see rose (n.1)).

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rosette in Medicine

rosette ro·sette (rō-zět')
n.

  1. The segmented or mature phase of Plasmodium malariae.

  2. A grouping of cells characteristic of neoplasms of neuroblastic or neuroectodermal origin, in which a number of nuclei form a ring from which neurofibrils extend to interlace in the center.

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