- an obsolete gem style or cut, flat on the bottom and having an upper side with from 12, or fewer, to 32 triangular facets.
- a gem with this cut.
verb (used with object), rosed, ros·ing.
Words nearby rose
Idioms for rose
Origin of rose1
OTHER WORDS FROM roserose·less, adjectiverose·like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for come up roses (1 of 3)
- any shrub or climbing plant of the rosaceous genus Rosa, typically having prickly stems, compound leaves, and fragrant flowers
- (in combination)rosebush; rosetree
- a moderate purplish-red colour; purplish pink
- (as adjective)rose paint
- a cut for a diamond or other gemstone, having a hemispherical faceted crown and a flat base
- a gem so cut
Derived forms of roseroselike, adjective
Word Origin for rose
British Dictionary definitions for come up roses (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for come up roses (3 of 3)
Word Origin for rosé
Idioms and Phrases with come up roses (1 of 2)
Turn out extremely well, as in I had my doubts about this project, but now it's coming up roses. [Slang; c. 1960]
come up smelling like roses. Emerge untarnished from a difficult situation, have no stain on one's character, as in He was suspended for a month but still came up smelling like roses. Eric Partridge believed this usage originally was fall into shit and come up smelling like roses, but the vulgar initial phrase is now generally omitted. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with come up roses (2 of 2)
see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.