[rohz-root, -roo t]


any of certain perennial mountain plants, as Sedum rosea, Sedum rhodiola, or Rhodiola rosea, so called because the roots smell like roses. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rose-root



a Eurasian crassulaceous mountain plant, Sedum rosea, with fleshy pink-tipped leaves, a thick fleshy pinkish underground stem, and a cluster of yellow flowersAlso called: midsummer-men
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