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rosette

[ roh-zet ]
/ roʊˈzɛt /
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noun

RELATED WORDS

screw, tangle, red, nexus, contortion, twist, whorl, perplexity, braid, bunch, whirl, ligature, spiral, snag, tie, warp, joint, snarl, yoke, splice

Nearby words

rosery, roses, wars of the, roset, rosetta, rosetta stone, rosette, roseville, rosewall, rosewater, rosewood, rosewood oil

Origin of rosette

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

Definition for rosette (2 of 2)

Rosette

[ roh-zet ]
/ roʊˈzɛt /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for rosette

rosette

/ (rəʊˈzɛt) /

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

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

Medicine definitions for rosette

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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