noun, plural rose·mar·ies.
- roselle park,
- rosenberg case,
- rosenberg, alfred
Origin of rosemary
Examples from the Web for rosemary
After Rosemary offers me some tea, I sit down on the couch with Downey Sr. to discuss his astonishing life, and career.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today all of “these girls are living their lives in dignity, using needles and sewing machines,” said Sister Rosemary.
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a nun of the Sacred Heart who rescues young girls from sexual slavery and rebel attacks in Uganda.
In April 2013, Travis County's District Attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for and pleaded guilty to driving while drunk.
He seems undaunted at tackling a number previously vocalized by the likes of Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and Sammy Davis Jr.
Rosemary will grow from cuttings planted under glass in a shady spot.Gardening for the Million|Alfred Pink
He had been wanting for some time to have talk with Rosemary, but she had always, so it seemed, avoided him.
By the brook she came suddenly upon Rosemary West, who was sitting on the old pine tree.
Rosemary rushed from the table like a whirlwind and the house shook as she banged the office door.Rosemary|Josephine Lawrence
Take a piece of lamb from the hind side, lard it with two cloves of garlic cut in little strips and with some sprigs of rosemary.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
noun plural -maries
Word Origin for rosemary
late 14c., earlier rosmarine (c.1300), from Latin rosmarinus, literally "dew of the sea" (cf. French romarin), from ros "dew" + marinus (see marine (adj.)). Perhaps so called because it grew near coasts. Form altered in English by influence of rose and Mary.
Latin ros is from PIE *ers- "to be wet" (cf. Lithuanian rasa, Old Church Slavonic rosa "dew," Sanskrit rasah "sap, juice, fluid, essence," Hittite arszi "flows," and perhaps also Rha, Scythian name of the River Volga (see rhubarb)).