water tinctured with the essential oil of roses, used as a perfume and in cooking.
Other definitions for rose-water (2 of 2)
having the aroma or fragrance of rose water.
affectedly delicate, nice, or fine; sentimental: a Victorian novelist with a genteel, rose-water style.
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How to use rose water in a sentence
Remove from the heat and stir in the orange blossom water or rose water, if using.How to make bostock, a nutty French pastry, using leftover cake or bread | Daniela Galarza | December 20, 2021 | Washington Post
On warmer days, a spritz of chilled rose water helps Russell feel fresher.Everything You Need to Know About Staying Fresh on a Road Trip | aweinberg | September 8, 2021 | Outside Online
Mars opposing Neptune means your competitive edge can run amok when you should stop to smell the rose water.
This version is made with rose-water syrup, lending a particularly inviting sweet aroma to the pistachio-filled treats.
Sometimes the affair is made still more luxurious by substituting rose-water for water pur et simple.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
But Ghazipoor is most remarkable for its enormous rose-fields, and the rose-water and attar prepared here.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Some persons prefer orange-flower-water instead of rose-water, in which case use the same proportions.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
The king of Seville for his favorite wife once flooded his palace court with rose water, to satisfy her whim.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
With a basinful of hot herbs, wash him with a soft sponge, throw rose-water on him; let him go to bed.Early English Meals and Manners | Various
British Dictionary definitions for rose-water
scented water used as a perfume and in cooking, made by the distillation of rose petals or by impregnation with oil of roses
(as modifier): rose-water scent
(modifier) elegant or delicate, esp excessively so
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