Definition of ros solis in US English:

ros solis

(also rossolis)


  • 1A sundew, a carnivorous plant of the genus Drosera; = rosa solis. Now rare.

  • 2A type of liqueur originally made with the juice of the sundew plant: = rosa solis.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Lyte (1529–1607), botanist and antiquary. From post-classical Latin ros solis the plant sundew from classical Latin rōs dew + sōlis, genitive of sōl sun, perhaps after Dutch zondauw, † sondauw. Compare French rossolis, Catalan resolis sweet alcoholic liqueur, Spanish rosoli liqueur (originally) made from the sundew, Italian † rosolì a kind of sweet liqueur, and also Dutch rossolis sundew, liqueur.


ros solis

/rəʊz ˈsɒlɪs/