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rosaceous Line breaks: ros|aceous
Pronunciation: /rəʊˈzeɪʃəs/

Definition of rosaceous in English:


Relating to or denoting plants of the rose family (Rosaceae).
Example sentences
  • Peachblossom is a rosaceous plant with five petals.
  • This is most clear in rosaceous fruit trees that go dormant in preparation for winter, and not in response to environmental cues.


Mid 18th century: from modern Latin Rosaceae (based on Latin rosa 'rose') + -ous.

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