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rosarian

Line breaks: ros¦ar|ian
Pronunciation: /rəʊˈzɛːrɪən
 
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Definition of rosarian in English:

noun

A person who cultivates roses, especially as an occupation.
Example sentences
  • Some rosarians feed their roses something nearly every day.
  • It is also the only way for all cold climate rosarians to protect tree roses that are planted in the ground.
  • They may need protection from the elements in cold climates, and they may need protection against certain insects or diseases in other climates, but a determined rosarian could probably grow roses on the moon.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin rosarium 'rose garden, rosary' + -an.

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