Relating to or denoting plants of the rose family ("Rosaceae")
- ‘This is most clear in rosaceous fruit trees that go dormant in preparation for winter, and not in response to environmental cues.’
- ‘Peachblossom is a rosaceous plant with five petals.’
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin Rosaceae (based on Latin rosa ‘rose’) + -ous.
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