rosaceous

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Rosaceae +‎ -ous

Adjective[edit]

rosaceous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Of or pertaining to a rose, or a member of the Rosaceae family of plants.

Etymology 2[edit]

rosacea +‎ -ous

Adjective[edit]

rosaceous (comparative more rosaceous, superlative most rosaceous)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of rosacea; rosy; reddish.
    • 1976, Ronald Marks, Common facial dermatoses (page 9)
      In cold weather rosaceous cheeks often tend to become mauvish and take on a cyanotic tinge.