Definition of rosaceous in English:


Syllabification: ro·sa·ceous
Pronunciation: /rōˈzāSHəs


  • Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the rose family (Rosaceae).
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    • 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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