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roselle

[roh-zel]
noun
  1. a tropical plant, Hibiscus sabdariffa, of the mallow family, grown for its thick, red calyx and bracts, used in making jellies and as a substitute for cranberries.
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Origin of roselle

First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain

Roselle

[roh-zel]
noun
  1. a city in NE New Jersey.
  2. a town in NE Illinois.
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Historical Examples of roselle

  • Janey Wilcox, she will have it that that Roselle Upman set it on purpose.

    The Copperhead

    Harold Frederic

  • He took Roselle's arm lightly in his hand, and turned about.

    Married Life

    May Edginton

  • "Not all of you," he denied, with a fleeting thought of Roselle.

    Married Life

    May Edginton

  • Roselle supplied suddenly, and the gage was down between the two women.

    Married Life

    May Edginton

  • In the trash he felt, though he had not given the idea the form of a thought, that Roselle Dates was included.

    Married Life

    May Edginton