rose water

rose water

noun
water tinctured with the essential oil of roses, used as a perfume.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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rose-water

[rohz-waw-ter, -wot-er]
adjective
1.
having the aroma or fragrance of rose water.
2.
affectedly delicate, nice, or fine; sentimental: a Victorian novelist with a genteel, rose-water style.

Origin:
1655–65

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rose-water
 
n
1.  a.  scented water used as a perfume and in cooking, made by the distillation of rose petals or by impregnation with oil of roses
 b.  (as modifier): rose-water scent
2.  (modifier) elegant or delicate, esp excessively so

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