- any arrangement, part, object, or formation more or less resembling a rose.
- a rose-shaped arrangement of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament or badge.
- Also rosace. an architectural ornament resembling a rose or having a generally circular combination of parts.
- Botany. a circular cluster of leaves or other organs.
- a broad ornamental head for a screw or nail.
- any of a number of disks of refined copper formed when cold water is thrown onto the molten metal.
- a rounded microconstituent of certain alloys.
- Plant Pathology. any of several diseases of plants, characterized by the crowding of the foliage into circular clusters owing to a shortening of the internodes of stems or branches, caused by fungi, viruses, or nutritional deficiencies.
- one of the compound spots on a leopard.
Origin of rosette
- a female given name.
Related Words for rosettescrew, tangle, red, nexus, contortion, twist, whorl, perplexity, braid, bunch, whirl, ligature, spiral, snag, tie, warp, joint, snarl, yoke, splice
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 was not playing with Rose and Rosette at the present time.
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.Artillery Through the Ages
Do wear it, Miss Arbuckle, with a rosette, to indicate your superior rank.Down the Rhine
- 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
"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)).
- 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.