Meaning of ROSETTE in English


[ro.sette] n [F, lit., small rose, fr. OF, fr. rose, fr. L rosa] (1790) 1: an ornament usu. 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 usu. in relief used as a decorative motif

3: a structure or color marking on an animal suggestive of a rosette; esp: 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 ~s" "carrot ~s"

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