Meaning of ROSETTE in English



Pronunciation: r ō - ' zet

Function: noun

Etymology: F, literally, small rose, from Old French, from rose, from Latin rosa

Date: 1790

1 : an ornament usually made of material gathered or pleated so as to resemble a rose and worn as a badge of office, as evidence of having won a decoration (as the Medal of Honor), or as trimming

2 : a disk of foliage or a floral design usually in relief used as a decorative motif

3 : a structure or color marking on an animal suggestive of a rosette especially : one of the groups of spots on a leopard

4 : a cluster of leaves in crowded circles or spirals arising basally from a crown (as in the dandelion) or apically from an axis with greatly shortened internodes (as in many tropical palms)

5 : a food decoration or garnish in the shape of a rose <icing rosette s > <carrot rosette s >


Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.