Ros"ma*rine`\, n. [OE. See Rosemary.]

1. Dew from the sea; sea dew. [Obs.]

That purer brine And wholesome dew called rosmarine. --B. Jonson.

2. Rosemary. [Obs.] --Spenser. "Biting on anise seed and rosmarine." --Bp. Hall.
Webster's Revised


Ros"ma*rine\, n. [Norw. rosmar a walrus; ros a horse (akin to E. horse) + (probably) mar the sea.] A fabulous sea animal which was reported to climb by means of its teeth to the tops of rocks to feed upon the dew.

And greedly rosmarines with visages deforme. --Spenser.
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