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Definition: Corn rose
, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?,
Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F.
rose, from the Latin. Cf. Copperas
1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa
which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern
Note: Roses are shrubs with pinnate leaves and usually
prickly stems. The flowers are large, and in the wild
state have five petals of a color varying from deep
pink to white, or sometimes yellow. By cultivation and
hybridizing the number of petals is greatly increased
and the natural perfume enhanced. In this way many
distinct classes of roses have been formed, as the
Banksia, Baurbon, Boursalt, China, Noisette, hybrid
perpetual, etc., with multitudes of varieties in nearly
2. A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a
rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe. --Sha.
3. (Arch.) A rose window. See Rose window
4. A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for
delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a
strainer at the foot of a pump.
5. (Med.) The erysipelas. --Dunglison.
6. The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card
with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
7. The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
8. A diamond. See Rose diamond
, China rose
, etc. See under Cabbage
(Bot.) See Corn poppy
, under Corn
(Med.), a variety of roseola.
. (Bot.) See under Jamaica
(Bot.), a low American leguminous shrub
) with handsome clusters of rose-colored
. (Chem.) Same as Rosaniline
(Bot.), the fruit of the tropical myrtaceous
tree Eugenia Jambos
. It is an edible berry an inch or
more in diameter, and is said to have a very strong
(a) A small yellowish or buff longlegged beetle
), which eats the leaves
of various plants, and is often very injurious to
rosebushes, apple trees, grapevines, etc. Called also
, and rose chafer
(b) The European chafer.
. (Zo["o]l.) same as Rose beetle
, Rose chafer
, a kind of gas-burner producing a rose-shaped
(Chem.), a solid odorless substance which
separates from rose oil.
. (Bot.) See under Campion
(Med.), rose cold.
(a) A common European beetle (Cetonia aurata
) which is
often very injurious to rosebushes; -- called also
, and rose fly
(b) The rose beetle
(Med.), a variety of hay fever, sometimes
attributed to the inhalation of the effluvia of roses. See
, under Hay
, the color of a rose; pink; hence, a beautiful
hue or appearance; fancied beauty, attractiveness, or
Rose de Pompadour
, Rose du Barry
, names succesively given
to a delicate rose color used on S[`e]vres porcelain.
, a diamond, one side of which is flat, and the
other cut into twenty-four triangular facets in two ranges
which form a convex face pointed at the top. Cf.
. See under Ear
(Bot.), the Guelder-rose.
, a machine, or an appendage to a turning lathe,
by which a surface or wood, metal, etc., is engraved with
a variety of curved lines. --Craig.
(Bot.) the Rosece[ae]
. See Rosaceous
(Med.), rose cold.
(Zo["o]l.), a rose betle, or rose chafer.
(Zo["o]l.), any gall found on rosebushes. See
, a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to
resemble a rose; a rosette.
, Rose madder
, a rich tint prepared from lac and
madder precipitated on an earthy basis. --Fairholt.
(a) A name of several malvaceous plants of the genus
, with large rose-colored flowers.
(b) the hollyhock.
, a nail with a convex, faceted head.
, an ancient English gold coin, stamped with the
figure of a rose, first struck in the reign of Edward
III., and current at 6s. 8d. --Sir W. Scott.
Rose of China
. (Bot.) See China rose
(b), under China
Rose of Jericho
(Bot.), a Syrian cruciferous plant
) which rolls up when dry, and
expands again when moistened; -- called also resurrection plant
Rose of Sharon
(Bot.), an ornamental malvaceous shrub
). In the Bible the name is used for
some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or
possibly the great lotus flower.
(Chem.), the yellow essential oil extracted from
various species of rose blossoms, and forming the chief
part of attar of roses.
, a pigment of a rose color, made by dyeing chalk
or whiting with a decoction of Brazil wood and alum; also,
the color of the pigment.
(Min.), a variety of quartz which is rose-red.
. (Med.) Same as Roseola
(Zo["o]l.), the small green larva of a black
sawfly (Selandria ros[ae]
). These larv[ae] feed in
groups on the parenchyma of the leaves of rosebushes, and
are often abundant and very destructive.
(Arch.), a circular window filled with
ornamental tracery. Called also Catherine wheel
. Cf. wheel window
, under Wheel
(Med.), a variety of roseola. See Roseola
Under the rose
[a translation of L. sub rosa], in secret;
privately; in a manner that forbids disclosure; -- the
rose being among the ancients the symbol of secrecy, and
hung up at entertainments as a token that nothing there
said was to be divulged.
Wars of the Roses
(Eng. Hist.), feuds between the Houses of
York and Lancaster, the white rose being the badge of the
House of York, and the red rose of the House of Lancaster.
, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan.,
Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka['u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno.
1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley,
and maize; a grain.
2. The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used
for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
Note: In Scotland, corn is generally restricted to oats, in
the United States, to maize, or Indian corn
sense 3), and in England to wheat.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. a tall cereal plant (Zea mays
) bearing its seeds as
large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard
cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not
edible; -- also called Indian corn
and, in technical
. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn
, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is
yellow when ripe; white corn
or southern corn
grows to a great height, and has long white kernels;
, comprising a number of sweet and tender
varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have
kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn
small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked
while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped
from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn
is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn
having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it
is used for decoration, especially in the fall.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
4. The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field;
the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after
reaping and before thrashing.
In one night, ere glimpse of morn,
His shadowy flail had thrashed the corn. --Milton.
5. A small, hard particle; a grain. “Corn of sand.”
Hall. “A corn of powder.”
--Beau. & Fl.
, a ball of popped corn stuck together with soft
candy from molasses or sugar.
, bread made of Indian meal.
, a kind of corn bread; johnny cake; hoecake.
(Bot.), a weed (Agrostemma Githago
), having bright flowers, common in grain
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Gladiolus
called also sword lily
(a) A small fly which, in the larval state, is injurious
to grain, living in the stalk, and causing the disease
on account of the swelled joints. The
common European species is Chlorops t[ae]niopus
(b) A small fly (Anthomyia ze
) whose larva or maggot
destroys seed corn after it has been planted.
, a fritter having green Indian corn mixed
through its batter. [U. S.]
, laws regulating trade in corn, especially those
in force in Great Britain till 1846, prohibiting the
importation of foreign grain for home consumption, except
when the price rose above a certain rate.
. (Bot.) See under Marigold
, a fritter containing grated green Indian corn
and butter, the combined taste resembling that of oysters.
(Bot.), a plant of the parsley genus
), a weed in parts of Europe and
, a utensil used in popping corn.
(Bot.), the red poppy (Papaver Rh[oe]as
common in European cornfields; -- also called corn rose
, rent paid in corn.
. See Corn poppy
(Bot.), a name given to several species of
, annual herbs sometimes used for salad.
is also called lamb's lettuce
, red limestone. [Prov. Eng.]
(Bot.), a species of Campanula
(a) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain.
(b) In America, a weevil (Sphenophorus ze[ae]
attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing
great damage. See Grain weevil
, under Weevil