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Meaning of ROSEMARY

Pronunciation:  'rowz`mehree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats
  2. [n]  widely cultivated for its fragrant gray-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery

ROSEMARY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: Rosmarinus officinalis
 See Also: genus Rosmarinus, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, rosemary, rosemary, Rosmarinus, Rosmarinus officinalis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rose"ma*ry\, n. [OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus; ros dew
(cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr. rasa juice) + marinus
marine: cf. F. romarin. In English the word has been changed
as if it meant the rose of Mary. See {Marine}.]
A labiate shrub ({Rosmarinus officinalis}) with narrow
grayish leaves, growing native in the southern part of
France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It
has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste.
It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of
fidelity or constancy.

      There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. --Shak.

{Marsh rosemary}.
(a) A little shrub (Andromeda polifolia) growing in cold
    swamps and having leaves like those of the rosemary.
(b) See under {Marsh}.

{Rosemary pine}, the loblolly pine. See under {Loblolly}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing rosemary in your dream, symbolizes sadness and remembrance. You are reflecting on something in your dream.