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rosy US English

(Especially of a person’s skin) colored like a pink or red rose, typically as an indication of health, youth, or embarrassment

rosy US Thesaurus

a rosy complexion

rosy-bill US English

A South American pochard, Netta peposaca, the male of which has chiefly black plumage and a pinkish-red bill.

rosy boa US English

A small desert boa of south-western North America, Lichanura trivirgata, which typically has brownish longitudinal stripes and is popular as a pet.

rosy drop US English

= rosacea.

rosy gull US English

(Frequently with distinguishing word) Ross's gull, Rhodostethia rosea.

rosy-hued US English

Having the colour or shade of a pink or red rose; (in recent use frequently) (figurative) = rose-coloured.

rosy-red US English

Pinkish red, light crimson.

rosy apple US English

The description of the fruit used in various skipping formulas.

rosy cross US English

An equal-armed cross with a rose at its center, the emblem of the Rosicrucians

rosy finch US English

A finch found in Asia and western North America, the male of which has pinkish underparts and rump

rosy minor US English

A small European noctuid moth, Mesiligia literosa, with pinkish brown forewings.

rosy rustic US English

A Holarctic noctuid moth, Hydraecia micacea, with pale pinkish brown forewings, which is often a pest of potatoes and other crops.

rosy-tinted US English

Tinged with the colour of a pink or red rose; rosy-hued, rose-tinted; (in recent use frequently) (figurative) = rose-coloured.

rosy-cheeked US English

(Of a person) having pink or red cheeks

rosy-fingered US English

Having rosy-coloured fingers. Also figurative.

rosy-fleeced US English

Suffused with or characterized by the rosy colour of the rising or setting sun.

rosy footman US English

A small Eurasian moth, Miltochrista miniata (family Arctiidae), which has yellowish forewings tinged with pink.

rosy feather star US English

The feather star Antedon bifida (order Comatulida), found off the coasts of the north-east Atlantic.

ring-around-the-rosy US English

A singing game played by children, in which the players hold hands and dance in a circle, falling down at the end of the song

rosy barb in barb1 US English

A freshwater fish that typically has barbels around the mouth, popular in aquariums

rosy twisted-stalk in twisted-stalk US English

A plant of the lily family with bell-shaped flowers carried on bent or twisted stalks, native to the temperate regions of Russia and North America