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Definition: catherine wheel
n : circular-shaped firework; spins round and round [syn: pinwheel
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Definition: Catherine wheel
, 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.
Catherine wheel \Cath"er*ine wheel`\
[So called from St.
Catherine of Alexandria, who is represented with a wheel, in
allusion to her martyrdom.]
1. (Geoth.Arth.) Same as Rose window
and Wheel window
Called also Catherine-wheel window
2. (Pyrotechny) A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in
form the window of the same name. [Written also Catharine wheel