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ˈroʊzˌmɛər iRose·ma·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalisnoun

    widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery

  2. rosemarynoun

    extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats


  1. rosemarynoun

    a shrub that originates from Europe and Asia Minor and produces fragrant mint used in cooking and perfumes

  2. Rosemarynoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    "And you - you darling!" - addressing the astonished Rosemary - "will you love your grandmamma? Kiss me, my child." - - -

  3. Etymology: From ros marinus.

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Rosemarynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Rosemary

    Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name "rosemary" derives from the Latin for "dew" and "sea", or "dew of the sea", because in many locations, it needs no water other than the humidity carried by the sea breeze to live. The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word ἄνθος, meaning "flower".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rosemary

    rōz′mā-ri, n. a small fragrant evergreen shrub of a pungent taste, growing in the countries round the Mediterranean—an ancient emblem of fidelity. [O. Fr. rosmarin—L. ros-marinusros, dew, marinusmare, the sea.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rosemary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rosemary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Rosemary in a Sentence

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  2. Dale Gibson:

    For city dwellers, herbs are a great thing to have growing on your window sill, rosemary, lavender, thyme, and chives are great options that require little space and provide produce for humans and bees.

  3. Alan Maisel:

    Everybody ate anchovies, also, every meal, they have the plant rosemary in almost everything they cook with.

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