- 1a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions and widely grown as an ornamental.
- Genus Rosa, family Rosaceae (the rose family); many species, hybrids, and cultivars. This large family includes most temperate fruits (apple, plum, peach, cherry, blackberry, strawberry) as well as the hawthorns, rowans, and potentillas
- 6short for compass rose.
verb[with object] literary
- see bed.
Old English rōse, of Germanic origin, from Latin rosa; reinforced in Middle English by Old French rose