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rosette definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor
2: rhizoctinia disease of potatoes [syn: little potato, rosette, russet scab, stem canker]
3: a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)
4: circular window filled with tracery [syn: rose window, rosette]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, literally, small rose, from Old French, from rose, from Latin rosa Date: 1790 1. an ornament usually made of material gathered or pleated so as to resemble a rose and worn as a badge of office, as evidence of having won a decoration (as the Medal of Honor), or as trimming 2. a disk of foliage or a floral design usually in relief used as a decorative motif 3. a structure or color marking on an animal suggestive of a rosette; especially one of the groups of spots on a leopard 4. a cluster of leaves in crowded circles or spirals arising basally from a crown (as in the dandelion) or apically from an axis with greatly shortened internodes (as in many tropical palms) 5. a food decoration or garnish in the shape of a rose <icing rosettes> <carrot rosettes>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a rose-shaped ornament made usu. of ribbon and worn esp. as a supporter's badge, or as an award or the symbol of an award in a competition, esp. by a prizewinning animal. 2 Archit. a a carved or moulded ornament resembling or representing a rose. b a rose-window. 3 an object or symbol or arrangement of parts resembling a rose. 4 Biol. a a roselike cluster of parts. b markings resembling a rose. 5 a rose diamond. Derivatives: rosetted adj. Etymology: F dimin. of rose ROSE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rosette Ro*sette, n. [F., dim. of rose a rose. Cf. Roset.] 1. An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge. 2. (Arch.) An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration. 3. A red color. See Roset. 4. A rose burner. See under Rose. 5. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins. See Illust. of Spicule, and Sand dollar, under Sand. (b) A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rosettes) A rosette is a large circular decoration made from coloured ribbons which is given as a prize in a competition, or, especially in Britain, is worn to show support for a political party or sports team. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

Danish pastry, French pastry, baklava, blintz, chocolate eclair, cream puff, dowdy, eclair, pandowdy, pastry, pasty, patisserie, patty, patty-shell, pie, puff, quiche, strudel, tart, timbale, tipsy cake, trifle, turnover, vol-au-vent



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