One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Scented water made with rose petals, used as a perfume and formerly for medicinal and culinary purposes.
- ‘When you can, soak some cotton pads in cool water or rose water and place them over closed eyes for 10 minutes.’
- ‘A hydrosol is the water-based product left over after essential oils have been distilled off, like rose water.’
- ‘Perfumed oils, glycerine and rose water, all helped to keep her skin smooth, soft and supple.’
- ‘First, Aida's iced tea with rose water is hands down my favourite new beverage.’
- ‘The fountains are generally associated with rose water, and it seems likely that in addition to entertaining spectators, they were intended to perfume the air.’
- ‘Customers are also given orange, carrot and cinnamon juice between courses to cleanse their palates and rose water after they have finished dining to clean their hands.’
- ‘She might have also mentioned that the word ‘julep’ comes from the Persian word Gulab, which means rose water,’
- ‘Both sensual and excessive, this cologne is a mix of the age-old scent of rose water with the spirit of spring blossoms.’
- ‘The six Lebanese Tavernas in the D.C. area serve their fresh house lemonade with a healthy splash of rose water, giving it an unusual fragrance and refreshing flavor.’
- ‘Conjunctivitis can be treated by mixing one drop of chamomile oil with a teaspoon of witch hazel, and blending this solution with 30 ml of rose water.’
- ‘In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, rose water, and food coloring to medium peaks.’
- ‘Because kitchens of yore had limited ingredients, bakers often flavored cookies with dates, rose water, or caraway seed.’
- ‘Using the same water as that of the first two bowls, add some perfume drops, rose water, lavender water, rosemary water, or saffron.’
- ‘The taste is very deep and complex, unlike anything I have ever experienced: it lingers in your mouth and nose in a powerful way, and tastes almost perfumey, a bit like orange flower water or rose water.’
- ‘White Edinburgh rock is flavoured with vanilla, lemon, or mint; pink with raspberry or rose water; yellow with orange; and beige with ginger.’
- ‘Classic rose water is used as a wonderfully refreshing skin tonic.’
- ‘It's flavoured with rose water and the firm outer skin is topped with ground pistachios.’
- ‘A very light and gentle natural moisturiser, which is suitable for all skin types, can be made by mixing together 40 ml of rose water, 30 ml of glycerine and 10 ml of apricot kernel oil or almond oil.’
- ‘Colonial American cooks employed wine, rose water and sweet spices to flavor their cookies, at least until Thomas Jefferson returned from France with vanilla in 1789.’
- ‘To make a soothing and rejuvenating skin lotion, warm a cup of clear honey in a saucepan, then add half a cup of milk and two teaspoons of rose water (available from chemists and some health food shops), turning off the heat as you do.’
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