Rosa

[Italian raw-zah; English roh-zuh]
noun
  1. Sal·va·tor [sahl-vah-tawr] /ˈsɑl vɑˌtɔr/, 1615–73, Italian painter and poet.
  2. Mon·te [Italian mawn-te; English mon-tee] /Italian ˈmɔn tɛ; English ˈmɒn ti/, a mountain between Switzerland and Italy, in the Pennine Alps: second highest peak of the Alps. 15,217 feet (4638 meters).
  3. a female given name: derived from Rose.
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  • Rosa's color and spirits had returned, at the sight of her tangible ally at the gate.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • "He took me in," she began, almost apologetically to Rosa, who surveyed her with some haughtiness.

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    Alice Brown

  • Rosa bent suddenly forward, and placed the package in Dilly's lap.

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    Alice Brown

  • He had kept Rosa's hand in a convulsive grasp, and he drew her with him into the eye of the world.

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    Alice Brown

  • Elvin said nothing, though his brow contracted suddenly at Rosa's name.

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    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for rosa

Rosa

1
noun Monte Rosa (ˈmɒntɪ, Italian ˈmonte)
  1. a mountain between Italy and Switzerland: the highest in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4634 m (15 204 ft)

Rosa

2
noun
  1. Salvator (ˈsalvatɔr). 1615–73, Italian artist, noted esp for his romantic landscapes
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Word Origin and History for rosa

Rosa

fem. proper name, from Latin Rosa, literally "rose" (see rose (n.1)).

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