rose + -ate (“like, similar to”).
roseate (comparative more roseate, superlative most roseate)
- 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.
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.