any arrangement, part, object, or formation more or less resembling a rose.
a rose-shaped arrangement of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament or badge.
Also, rosace. an architectural ornament resembling a rose or having a generally circular combination of parts.
Botany. a circular cluster of leaves or other organs.
a broad ornamental head for a screw or nail.
any of a number of disks of refined copper formed when cold water is thrown onto the molten metal.
a rounded microconstituent of certain alloys.
Plant Pathology. any of several diseases of plants, characterized by the crowding of the foliage into circular clusters owing to a shortening of the internodes of stems or branches, caused by fungi, viruses, or nutritional deficiencies.
one of the compound spots on a leopard.

1780–90; < French: little rose, Old French. See rose1, -ette Unabridged


a female given name. Unabridged
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rosette (rəʊˈzɛt)
1.  a decoration or pattern resembling a rose, esp an arrangement of ribbons or strips formed into a rose-shaped design and worn as a badge or presented as a prize
2.  another name for rose window
3.  a rose-shaped patch of colour, such as one of the clusters of spots marking a leopard's fur
4.  botany a circular cluster of leaves growing from the base of a stem
5.  any of various plant diseases characterized by abnormal leaf growth
[C18: from Old French: a little rose1]

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Word Origin & History

"a rose-shaped ornament," especially a bunch or knot of ribbons worn as a decoration, 1790, from Fr. rosette, from O.Fr. rosette, dim. of rose "rose."
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rosette ro·sette (rō-zět')

  1. The segmented or mature phase of Plasmodium malariae.

  2. A grouping of cells characteristic of neoplasms of neuroblastic or neuroectodermal origin, in which a number of nuclei form a ring from which neurofibrils extend to interlace in the center.

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Computing Dictionary

Rosette definition

A concurrent object-oriented language from MCC.

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Example sentences for Rosette
All herbicide treatments should be applied at the rosette stage of the plant.
At the center of the door is a carved rosette, symbol of fire.
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