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rosaceous

[roh-zey-shuh s] /roʊˈzeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the plant family Rosaceae.
Compare rose family.
2.
having a corolla of five broad petals, like that of a rose.
3.
like a rose; roselike:
rosaceous loveliness.
4.
rose-colored; rosy.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin rosāceus made of roses, equivalent to ros(a) rose1 + -āceus -aceous
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  • Special plant communities include rosaceous chaparral and oak-juniper woodlands.
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rosaceous

/rəʊˈzeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Rosaceae, a family of flowering plants typically having white, yellow, pink, or red five-petalled flowers. The family includes the rose, strawberry, blackberry, and many fruit trees such as apple, cherry, and plum
2.
of the colour rose; rose-coloured; rosy
Word Origin
C18: from Latin rosāceus composed of roses, from rosarose1
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