roseate

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Etymology[edit]

rose +‎ -ate(like, similar to).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

roseate (comparative more roseate, superlative most roseate)

  1. Like the rose flower; pink; rosy.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 7
      The countess took the roseate palm and snowy fingers of this lovely child.

Usage notes[edit]

A formal term, primarily used in animal names, and not known or used in common speech. Casual equivalents are pink, rosy, pinkish, and the like.

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