rosette

[roh-zet]

noun


Origin of rosette

1780–90; < French: little rose, Old French. See rose1, -ette

Rosette

[roh-zet]

noun

a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for rosette

Historical Examples of rosette

  • She was down again shortly, the two favorites, Rose and Rosette, in her arms.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Mary-'Gusta was not playing with Rose and Rosette at the present time.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Sew a pompon or a rosette of yarn over the top of the sewing stitch.

    Spool Knitting

    Mary A. McCormack

  • The ends of the match were crossed into a sort of rosette at the head of the fuze.

  • Do wear it, Miss Arbuckle, with a rosette, to indicate your superior rank.

    Down the Rhine

    Oliver Optic


British Dictionary definitions for rosette

rosette

noun

a decoration or pattern resembling a rose, esp an arrangement of ribbons or strips formed into a rose-shaped design and worn as a badge or presented as a prize
another name for rose window
a rose-shaped patch of colour, such as one of the clusters of spots marking a leopard's fur
botany a circular cluster of leaves growing from the base of a stem
any of various plant diseases characterized by abnormal leaf growth

Word Origin for rosette

C18: from Old French: a little rose 1
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Word Origin and History for rosette
n.

"a rose-shaped ornament," especially a bunch or knot of ribbons worn as a decoration, 1790, from French rosette, diminutive of rose "rose" (see rose (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rosette in Medicine

rosette

[rō-zĕt]

n.

The segmented or mature phase of Plasmodium malariae.
A grouping of cells characteristic of neoplasms of neuroblastic or neuroectodermal origin, in which a number of nuclei form a ring from which neurofibrils extend to interlace in the center.
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