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[mass noun] An evergreen aromatic shrub of the mint family, native to southern Europe. The narrow leaves are used as a culinary herb, in perfumery, and as an emblem of remembrance.
- ‘Cook diced potatoes, garlic and rosemary in a few spoonfuls of the reserved goose fat for the crispest, crunchiest potatoes ever.’
- ‘The flavour, however, is less sugary than you might be led to expect, salty and redolent of rosemary, garlic and vinegar.’
- ‘In front of the beech hedge, a patch of un-cultivated land overflowed with flowering thyme, rosemary and gorse.’
- ‘A white vinegar is typically used as the base and is infused with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, garlic or basil.’
- ‘I'm pleased that the island has an olive grove and a herb garden as I could live with just basil and rosemary in any cooking.’
- ‘He also grows grapes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, squash, sage, thyme, rosemary and bay.’
- ‘Make sachets of dried lavender or equal portions of rosemary and mint.’
- ‘Thyme, rosemary, marjoram and lavender will act as a magnet for bees and butterflies.’
- ‘I chopped up a good amount of fresh mint leaves together with a little bit of rosemary needles and simply added to the cake batter.’
- ‘She took the breadcrumbs out and mixed them with oregano, basil, rosemary and black pepper.’
- ‘I also ignored the dried thyme that was provided in my bundle and used fresh thyme and rosemary because I had it on hand.’
- ‘She recognized the smell of thyme, rosemary, sage, and lavender, but that was about it.’
- ‘Fennel, rosemary, marjoram, garlic, and juniper berries are variously favoured aromatics in Italian pork cookery.’
- ‘The nearest they get to outré culinary invention is a little garlic and rosemary with the roasted sea bass.’
- ‘One example is procumbent rosemary, used extensively as a ground cover and sheared several times a year.’
- ‘You may pick a sprig of rosemary or thyme, or a few fronds of parsley or dill, but you'll pick an armload of basil.’
- ‘Despite the sun, the island is luxuriantly green and the hot wind blows the balmy scents of lavender, rosemary and heather.’
- ‘Climbing roses, jasmine and honeysuckle were trained up the walls and rosemary and lavender borders lined the flower beds.’
- ‘One of our family's favorite ways to enjoy rosemary is with these roasted potatoes.’
- ‘The Romans also spread plantings of rosemary and mint far and wide.’
Middle English rosmarine, based on Latin ros marinus, from ros dew + marinus of the sea. The spelling change was due to association with rose and Mary.
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