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▪ Add garlic, rosemary, and 3 cups milk.
▪ Add remaining water, rosemary, thyme and salt; bring to a boil.
▪ Season the buffalo meat with pepper, thyme, rosemary, salt, ground chili, and cumin.
▪ Sometimes, rosemary or balm was added to the bran to counteract the smell of decomposition.
▪ Stir in flour, rosemary and sage leaf.
▪ The tang of some wild herb hung in the air: rosemary perhaps.
▪ There are now special preparations, based on herbs such as peppermint and rosemary, just for feet.
▪ Throw a few twigs of rosemary, fennel or lavender on to hot coals for extra fragrance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rosemary \Rose"ma*ry\, n. [OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus; ros dew (cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr. rasa juice) + marinus marine: cf. F. romarin. In English the word has been changed as if it meant the rose of Mary. See Marine.] A labiate shrub ( Rosmarinus officinalis) with narrow grayish leaves, growing native in the southern part of France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste. It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of fidelity or constancy. There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. --Shak. Marsh rosemary.

  1. A little shrub (Andromeda polifolia) growing in cold swamps and having leaves like those of the rosemary.

  2. See under Marsh.

    Rosemary pine, the loblolly pine. See under Loblolly.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., earlier rosmarine (c.1300), from Latin rosmarinus, literally "dew of the sea" (compare French romarin), from ros "dew" + marinus (see marine (adj.)). Perhaps so called because it grew near coasts. Form altered in English by influence of rose and Mary.\n

\nLatin ros is from PIE *ers- "to be wet" (cognates: Lithuanian rasa, Old Church Slavonic rosa "dew," Sanskrit rasah "sap, juice, fluid, essence," Hittite arszi "flows," and perhaps also Rha, Scythian name of the River Volga (see rhubarb)).


n. a shrub that originates from Europe and Asia Minor and produces a fragrant herb used in cooking and perfume.

  1. n. widely cultivated for its fragrant gray-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery [syn: Rosmarinus officinalis]

  2. extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats


Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.

It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name "rosemary" derives from the Latin for "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), or "dew of the sea". The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word ἄνθος, meaning "flower". Rosemary has a fibrous root system.

Rosemary (disambiguation)

Rosemary is a culinary herb

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Rosemary (play)

Rosemary is a comedy by English playwright Louis N. Parker and English playwright and actor Murray Carson. In America, it opened at Charles Frohman's Empire Theatre on Broadway in the August 1896. A film version was produced in 1915.

Rosemary (given name)

Rosemary is a feminine given name, a combination of the names Rose and Mary. It can also be used in reference to the herb named rosemary. Rosemary has been in steady use in the United States and has ranked among the top 1,000 for 110 years. It was ranked as the 754th most popular name for American girls born in 2008. Its greatest period of popularity in the United States was between 1925 and 1950, when it was ranked among the top 150 names for girls. Rosemarie is another variant, and Romy is a German nickname for the name.

Rosemary may refer to:

Rosemary (film)

Rosemary'' (German:Das Mädchen Rosemarie'') is a 1958 West German drama film directed by Rolf Thiele and starring Nadja Tiller, Peter van Eyck and Carl Raddatz. The film portrays the scandal that surrounded Rosemarie Nitribitt. Thiele made a second film about Nitribitt, Rosemary's Daughter which was released in 1976.

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Wolf Englert and Ernst Richter.

Rosemary (radio)

Rosemary is an American radio soap opera broadcast on NBC Radio from October 2, 1944 to March 23, 1945, and on CBS Radio from March 26, 1945 to July 1, 1955. Starring Betty Winkler as Rosemary Dawson Roberts, the program's only sponsor was Procter & Gamble, primarily for Ivory Snow dishwashing liquid, Camay soap, Dash and Tide laundry detergents and Prell shampoo. The series was created by Elaine Carrington, who had previously created Pepper Young's Family (1932-1959) and When a Girl Marries (1939-1957).

Usage examples of "rosemary".

West systematically abused his daughter, as determined to subjugate her as he had been to subjugate Rosemary Letts.

Gagged, tied and hanging naked by her ankles, Lynda Gough was abused sexually by both Frederick and Rosemary West.

So, though Rosemary West may have physically abused him, neither she nor her husband were anxious to relinquish Steven McAvoy once he was in her hands.

Indeed, it is more than likely that the first person to be suspended from the beams in the cellar of 25 Cromwell Street and sexually abused was Rosemary West herself, and that she and her husband then decided to subject other people to the experience.

It is certain that Carol Ann Cooper was abused sexually by both Frederick and Rosemary West.

Miss A had almost certainly told Graham Letts that she had been abused by her father and her brother at the age of twelve, and she may well have told Rosemary West exactly the same thing during their conversations in Cromwell Street.

Brook Community Home to find her way to Cromwell Street, nor was she the last to be brutally abused there by Frederick and Rosemary West.

Rosemary West, too, was interviewed by the police, and she insisted throughout that she had never sexually abused her children.

Rosemary West, too, was the daughter of a dominant and abusive father, a man whose actions she also idealised.

Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.

Cervantes, Don Quixote By the time of their tenth wedding anniversary in January 1982, Frederick and Rosemary West were consumed by an evil, all-pervading lust.

She stole to the graveyard to pray her silent prayers over her weaving: aster, asphodel, rosemary, and rue, each bound into a chaplet tied with three strands of her silvery hair.

Each swan extended her neck, then plunged it delicately beneath a garland to emerge crowned with asphodels and aster, rosemary and rue .

Beside the rosemary, tarragon, and sage, a few bees still worked the bright blue borage flowers nodding from their sturdy stems.

Chris Baggs, Clare Bainbridge, Paul Barlow, Francis Barnard, Lucinda Becker, Cynthia Behrman, Gemma Bentley, Alex Bernson, Marjorie Bloy, Nancy Booth, Nicola Bown, Trev Broughton, Arthur Burns, Jamie Byng, Rosemary Campbell, Roger Cline, Ken Collins, Betty Cortus, Eileen M.