Definition of “rose” - English Dictionary

“rose” in British English

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uk /rəʊz/ us /roʊz/

past simple of rise


uk /rəʊz/ us /roʊz/

rose noun (PLANT)

B1 [ C ] a garden plant with thorns on its stems and pleasant-smelling flowers, or a flower from this plant:

a rose bush
She sent him a bunch of red roses.

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uk /rəʊz/ us /roʊz/

rosénoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈrəʊ.zeɪ/ us /roʊˈzeɪ/

(Definition of “rose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“rose” in American English

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us /roʊz/

rose (RISE)

past simple of rise

rosenoun [ C ]

us /roʊz/

rose noun [ C ] (PLANT)

a plant with pleasant-smelling flowers and thorns (= sharp points) on its stems, or a flower from this plant:

a bunch of roses
I am planting roses this year.

roseadjective, noun [ U ]

us /roʊz/

rose adjective, noun [ U ] (COLOR)

(of) a light red-purple color:

a rose dress
[ U ] painted in rose

(Definition of “rose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)