Definition of rosaceous in English:

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rosaceous

Pronunciation: /rōˈzāSHəs/

adjective

Botany
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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: ro·sa·ceous

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