rosier

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rosier

  1. comparative form of rosy: more rosy

Noun[edit]

rosier (plural rosiers)

  1. (archaic) rosebush
    • 1548, Edward Hall, The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancastre and Yorke:
      on the top ſtood five trees: the firſt was an olive tree, on which hanged a ſhield of the armes of the church of Rome; the ſecond was a pyne aple tree, with the arms of the emperor; the third was a roſyer, with the armes of England; the fourth a braunche of lylies, bearing the armes of France; and the fifth a pomegranet tree, bearing the armes of Spayn
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, book 2, canto 9, verse 19:
      Ne other tire ſhe on her head did weare,
      But crowned with a garland of ſweete roſiere.
    • 1801, Robert Southey, Thalaba the Destroyer:
      The single nightingale
      Perch’d in the rosier by, so richly ton’d,
      That never from that most melodious bird,
      Singing a love-song to his brooding mate,
      Did Thracian shepherd by the grave
      Of Orpheus hear a sweeter melody

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rose +‎ -ier

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁo.zje/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

rosier m (plural rosiers)

  1. rosebush

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rose +‎ -ier

Noun[edit]

rosier m (oblique plural rosiers, nominative singular rosiers, nominative plural rosier)

  1. rosebush

Descendants[edit]

  • French: rosier