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rosaceous

[ roh-zey-shuhs ]
/ roʊˈzeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the plant family Rosaceae.Compare rose family.
having a corolla of five broad petals, like that of a rose.
like a rose; roselike: rosaceous loveliness.
rose-colored; rosy.
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Origin of rosaceous

1725–35; <Latin rosāceus made of roses, equivalent to ros(a) rose1 + -āceus-aceous

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British Dictionary definitions for rosaceous

rosaceous
/ (rəʊˈzeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Rosaceae, a family of flowering plants typically having white, yellow, pink, or red five-petalled flowers. The family includes the rose, strawberry, blackberry, and many fruit trees such as apple, cherry, and plum
of the colour rose; rose-coloured; rosy

Word Origin for rosaceous

C18: from Latin rosāceus composed of roses, from rosa rose 1
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