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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In submersed plants the leaves form a rosette.
▪ Round, spoon-shaped, reddish-green leaves in a rosette formation glistened.
▪ The main body spots are grouped in rosettes.
▪ The subterranean rhizome is generally short, the narrow leaves forming a dense rosette.
▪ The whorls are arranged densely and alternately on the stem to form rosettes.
▪ These grow in a rosette borne on a thick, cylindrical, horizontal rootstock.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rosette \Ro*sette\, n. [F., dim. of rose a rose. Cf. Roset.]

  1. An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge.

  2. (Arch.) An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration.

  3. A red color. See Roset.

  4. A rose burner. See under Rose.

  5. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins. See Illust. of Spicule, and Sand dollar, under Sand.

    2. A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"a rose-shaped ornament," especially a bunch or knot of ribbons worn as a decoration, 1790, from French rosette, diminutive of rose "rose" (see rose (n.1)).


n. 1 An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, used especially as an ornament or a badge. 2 (context architecture English) An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, much used in decoration. 3 A red color. 4 A rose burner. 5 (context botany English) One or more whorls of leaves, clustered tightly at the base of a plant. 6 (context botany English) A plant growth form in which the plant grows outward in all directions for a short distance, producing a small round shape. 7 (context zoology English) Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchin. 8 (context zoology English) A flowerlike color marking, as on the leopard. 9 A floral pattern in (w: latte art). 10 (context medicine English) A clustered formation of tumor cells.

  1. n. an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor

  2. rhizoctinia disease of potatoes [syn: little potato, russet scab, stem canker]

  3. a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)

  4. circular window filled with tracery [syn: rose window]


Rosette is the French diminutive of rose. It may refer to :

  • Rosette (design), a small flower design
  • hence, various flower-shaped or rotational symmetric forms:
    • Rosette (decoration), a small circular device that can be awarded with medal
    • Rosette (politics), worn by political candidates in an election
    • Rosette chain stitch, a type of chain stitch in sewing
    • Rosette window, a small rose window, a Gothic circular architectonic component cut most frequently in shape similar to a rose
    • Rosette (block), a block found at the top corner of a casing detail
    • Rosette (botany), a circular arrangement of leaves
    • Rosette (zoology), markings like those of a jaguar
    • a structure near the beak of some birds
    • Rosette from Pliska, an ancient bronze artifact found in Pliska, Bulgaria in 1961
    • a circular arrangement of Nansen bottles
    • a trophy attached on the head of a bull in the French course camarguaise bullfighting event
    • A Rosette or Klemperer Rosette is a term used in interstellar cosmology and science fiction to indicate a group of cosmic bodies in a gravitational relationship.
    • a combination of 3 separate strain gauges placed at an angle relative to each other, and used to calculate principal stresses.
Rosette (botany)

In botany, a rosette is a circular arrangement of leaves, with all the leaves at a similar height.

Though rosettes usually sit near the soil, their structure is an example of a modified stem.

Rosette (grape)

Rosette or Seibel 1000 is a wine hybrid grape red-berries variety which originated with the work of Albert Seibel by a crossing of Jaeger 70 with Vitis vinifera. Rosette is also the common ancestor of St. Pepin and La Crosse grapes. Rosette is used to produce rosé wine.

Rosette (actress)

Rosette (real name Françoise Quéré; born 6 September 1959) is a French actress and producer.

Rosette (schizont appearance)

The rosette is a formation characteristic of schizonts in infection by the reptile parasites Plasmodium tropiduri and P. holaspi or by the fish parasite Babesiosoma.

It is also seen in the case of human parasite Plasmodium malariae.

Rosette (award)

A rosette is an award, a mark given by an organisation.

Rosette (politics)

In politics, a rosette is a coloured fabric decoration worn by political candidates to identify them in many countries. The rosette, worn on the chest or suit jacket, will show the colours of the political party that the candidate represents.

Rosette (decoration)

A rosette is a small, circular device that is presented with a medal. The rosettes are either worn on the medal to denote a higher rank, or for situations where wearing the medal is deemed inappropriate. Rosettes are issued in nations such as Belgium, France, Italy and Japan. Rosettes are also sometimes called bowknots, due to their shape. Moreover, a large rosette is sometimes pinned onto the ribbon which suspends a medal, usually the Officer (and sometimes Grand Officer)'s badge of certain Orders of Chivalry.

Some small lapel rosettes are worn in the same manner as lapel pins. Knights of the Order of the British Empire now wear a lapel rosette bearing the order's cross in the center, whereas previously this was a purely metallic lapel pin. While a metal lapel pin mounted on a silk rosette is considered a decoration, this is not always true of a metal emblem lacking the ribbon backing.

Rosette (design)

A rosette is a round, stylized flower design, used extensively in sculptural objects from antiquity, appearing in Mesopotamia and used to decorate the funeral stele in Ancient Greece. It was adopted later in Romaneseque and Renaissance, and also common in the art of Central Asia, spreading as far as India where it is used as a decorative motif in Greco-Buddhist art.

The rosette derives from the natural shape of the botanical rosette, formed by leaves radiating out from the stem of a plant and visible even after the flowers have withered. The formalised flower motif is often carved in stone or wood to create decorative ornaments for architecture and furniture, and in metalworking, jewelry design and the applied arts to form a decorative border or at the intersection of two materials.

Rosette decorations have been used for formal military awards. They are also used to decorate musical instruments, such as around the perimeter of sound holes of guitars.

Rosette (zoology)

A rosette is a rose-like marking or formation found on the fur and skin of some animals, particularly cats. Rosettes are used to camouflage the animal, either as a defense mechanism or as a stalking tool. Predators use their rosettes to simulate the different shifting of shadows and shade, helping the animals to remain hidden from their prey. Rosettes can be grouped in clusters around other spots, or may appear as blotches on the fur. Rosettes can appear with or without central spots.

The following felids have rosettes:

  • Cheetah - Only the king cheetah variation has rosettes.
  • Jaguar
  • Leopard (Smaller and more dense compared to those of a Jaguar and without central spots)
  • Snow leopard
  • Ocelot
  • Lion - Generally, rosettes are present on lion cubs only, but some adult lions may retain them on the face. Rosettes also appear in lion/tiger hybrids ( ligers and tiglons).
  • Bengal Cat
Rosette (cookie)

A rosette (called struva in Swedish) is a thin, cookie-like deep-fried pastry of Scandinavian (Swedish and Norwegian) origin. Rosettes are traditionally made during Christmas time. They are made using intricately designed irons. The iron is heated to a very high temperature in oil, dipped into the batter, then re-immersed in the hot oil to create a crisp shell around the metal. The iron is immediately removed and the rosette is separated from the iron. Usually, the edges of the rosette are dipped into frosting or sugar. Rosette recipes are popular in the United States among families with Scandinavian ancestry.

In Finland, rosettes may be served at May Day ( Vappu) celebrations as an alternative to funnel cakes (tippaleipä).

Rosettes are a traditional pastry in Turkey, where they are known as demir tatlısı (iron dessert, in reference to the moulds, which are made of cast or sheet iron). These pastries are also made in Iran, where they are called nan panjara, Mexico where they're called buñuelos and Colombia where they are known as "solteritas". They are also made in the southern state of India. The Christian community of the southern state Kerala make achappam during Christmas and special occasions. A similar form is available in Sri Lanka as well, which is called kokis.

In Malaysia, a similar pastry is called kuih loyang (brass cakes, named for the brass moulds), kuih ros (rose cakes), 蜂窝饼 (beehive or honeycomb) cookies. Perhaps influenced by the Dutch colonials, the Malaysian version includes coconut milk in addition to flour, sugar and eggs, similar to the Sri Lankan kokis.

Usage examples of "rosette".

Around a cluster of stars called the Blastula Luz, I prepared my long passage to the Rosette Nebula in the Orion Arm.

It was almost unbearable to turn away from the mass of students streaming out into the sunshine, all of them wearing rosettes and hats and brandishing banners and scarves, to descend the stone steps into the dungeons and walk until the distant sounds of the crowd were quite obliterated, knowing that he would not be able to hear a word of commentary or a cheer or groan.

Neither pere Lenegre, nor petite maman, nor Rosette could speak just then, for tears were choking them, but anon when milor stood nearer, petite maman knelt down, and, imprisoning his slender hand in her brown, wrinkled ones, she kissed it reverently.

The flotilla, commanded by the brave chief of division Perree, had just arrived from Rosette.

Lowe, she could be less easily asked to Xerox sheet music or chauffeur stranded members, or bake cakes for Sales or sew concert robes or create nametags or centerpieces or otherwise be volunteered to perform those time-consuming and innately female tasks which prettified or cushioned or diverted, which perhaps might even be said to civilize, but really, these days it hardly seemed important to her to spend several evenings making fifty holiday ribbon nametag rosettes to hand out to the audience at the Restport Nursing Home concert.

Fan-vaulting arced to the ceiling, the spreading ribs of the fans blossoming into carved tracery, while the ceiling surface between the vaults was closely decorated with scalloped rosettes.

Its soft dull or greyish-green rosettes are in marked contrast with the rigid and shining sempervivums, in the company of which it is frequently placed.

Still excessively abundant, it was dressed in a manner of which the poor lady appeared not yet to have recognised the supersession, with a glossy braid, like a large diadem, on the top of the head, and behind, at the nape of the neck, a dingy rosette like a large button.

Her fingers tightened in mine, but I drew them forcibly again to my cock, which was beginning to show signs of new life, thanks to all this philosophical discussion whilst in the nude, and I confess that seeing her naked on the couch, clad only in those delicious and naughty black hose with their provocative rosettes to hold them firm and unwrinkled to her lovely legs, was even more whetting to my lustful appetites than all the philosophy of heaven and hell combined.

Fashioned of brilliant green silk, the hem was caught up with rosettes to reveal a dauntingly feminine froth of petticoats.

The rosette of dots jumped in its egg-shaped orbit around the moon, moving clockwise.

No, I have no quatrefoils, rosettes, gussets, gargoyles or Mexican drawnwork on my house, not even a caryatid.

Lord Robley commanded that his hotblooded hunter also should have his mane done up in stubby ribboned braids and rosettes in the Auberon colors, and the horses of his retinue likewise, though with lesser rosettes.

Eliste glimpsed silk flowers, rosettes and cockades, laces, scallop-edged ribbons, jewelled buckles and buttons, fringes and silken tassels, feathers and curly plumes in every colour.

Along the way, Roads passed cyclists and pedestrians enjoying the first few minutes of the new day, while occasional flashes of light reflecting off Rosette cabs gliding along active tracks highlighted the movement of people on their way to or from work.