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Definition: Under the 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.
, prep. [AS. under, prep. & adv.; akin to OFries.
under, OS. undar, D. onder, G. unter, OHG. untar, Icel.
undir, Sw. & Dan. under, Goth. undar, L. infra below,
inferior lower, Skr. adhas below. [root]201. Cf. Inferior
1. Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of
being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over;
as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a
cellar extends under the whole house.
Fruit put in bottles, and the bottles let down into
wells under water, will keep long. --Bacon.
Be gathered now, ye waters under heaven,
Into one place. --Milton.
2. Hence, in many figurative uses which may be classified as
(a) Denoting relation to some thing or person that is
superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs,
directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a
relation of subjection, subordination, obligation,
liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy
load; to live under extreme oppression; to have
fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience
under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a
Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the
pains and penalties of the law; the condition under
which one enters upon an office; under the necessity
of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity.
Both Jews and Gentiles . . . are all under sin.
--Rom. iii. 9.
That led the embattled seraphim to war
Under thy conduct. --Milton.
Who have their provand
Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows
For sinking under them. --Shak.
(b) Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or
degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in
a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority,
or of falling short.
Three sons he dying left under age. --Spenser.
Medicines take effect sometimes under, and
sometimes above, the natural proportion of their
There are several hundred parishes in England
under twenty pounds a year. --Swift.
It was too great an honor for any man under a
Note: Hence, it sometimes means at, with, or for, less than;
as, he would not sell the horse under sixty dollars.
Several young men could never leave the pulpit
under half a dozen conceits. --Swift.
(c) Denoting relation to something that comprehends or
includes, that represents or designates, that
furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as,
he betrayed him under the guise of friendship;
Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy
A crew who, under names of old renown . . .
Fanatic Egypt. --Milton.
Mr. Duke may be mentioned under the double
capacity of a poet and a divine. --Felton.
Under this head may come in the several contests
and wars betwixt popes and the secular princes.
(d) Less specifically, denoting the relation of being
subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like;
as, a bill under discussion.
Abject and lost, lay these, covering the flood,
Under amazement of their hideous change.
(a) Drawn up fully armed and equipped.
(b) Enrolled for military service; as, the state has a
million men under arms.
(a) (Naut.) Moved or propelled by sails; -- said of any
vessel with her sail set, but especially of a steamer
using her sails only, as distinguished from one under
steam. Under steam and canvas signifies that a vessel
is using both means of propulsion.
(b) (Mil.) Provided with, or sheltered in, tents.
, exposed to an enemy's fire; taking part in a
battle or general engagement.
. See under Foot
, below the surface of the ground.
Under one's signature
, with one's signature or name
subscribed; attested or confirmed by one's signature. Cf.
the second Note under Over
(a) With anchor up, and under the influence of sails;
moved by sails; in motion.
(b) With sails set, though the anchor is down.
(c) Same as Under canvas
(a), above. --Totten.
, having had one's sentence pronounced.
Under the breath
, with low voice; very softly.
Under the lee
(Naut.), to the leeward; as, under the lee of
Under the rose
. See under Rose
, below the surface of the water.
, or Under weigh
(Naut.), in a condition to make
progress; having started.