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Corn Rose

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rose \Rose\, noun [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}, {Rhododendron}.]

1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere

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 every class.

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}, below.

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}, below.

{Cabbage rose}, {China rose}, etc. See under {Cabbage}, {China}, etc.

{Corn rose} (Bot.) See {Corn poppy}, under {Corn}.

{Infantile rose} (Med.), a variety of roseola.

{Jamaica rose}. (Bot.) See under {Jamaica}.

{Rose acacia} (Bot.), a low American leguminous shrub ({Robinia hispida}) with handsome clusters of rose-colored blossoms.

{Rose aniline}. (Chem.) Same as {Rosaniline}.

{Rose apple} (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 roselike perfume.

{Rose beetle}. (Zool.) (a) A small yellowish or buff longlegged beetle ({Macrodactylus subspinosus}), which eats the leaves of various plants, and is often very injurious to rosebushes, apple trees, grapevines, etc. Called also {rose bug}, and {rose chafer}. (b) The European chafer.

{Rose bug}. (Zool.) same as {Rose beetle}, {Rose chafer}.

{Rose burner}, a kind of gas-burner producing a rose-shaped flame.

{Rose camphor} (Chem.), a solid odorless substance which separates from rose oil.

{Rose campion}. (Bot.) See under {Campion}.

{Rose catarrh} (Med.), rose cold.

{Rose chafer}. (Zool.) (a) A common European beetle ({Cetonia aurata}) which is often very injurious to rosebushes; -- called also {rose beetle}, and {rose fly}. (b) The rose beetle (a) .

{Rose cold} (Med.), a variety of hay fever, sometimes attributed to the inhalation of the effluvia of roses. See {Hay fever}, under {Hay}.

{Rose color}, the color of a rose; pink; hence, a beautiful hue or appearance; fancied beauty, attractiveness, or promise.

{Rose de Pompadour}, {Rose du Barry}, names succesively given to a delicate rose color used on S['e]vres porcelain.

{Rose diamond}, 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. {Brilliant}, noun

{Rose ear}. See under {Ear}.

{Rose elder} (Bot.), the Guelder-rose.

{Rose engine}, 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.

{Rose family} (Bot.) the {Roseceae}. See {Rosaceous}.

{Rose fever} (Med.), rose cold.

{Rose fly} (Zool.), a rose betle, or rose chafer.

{Rose gall} (Zool.), any gall found on rosebushes. See {Bedeguar}.

{Rose knot}, a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to resemble a rose; a rosette.

{Rose lake}, {Rose madder}, a rich tint prepared from lac and madder precipitated on an earthy basis. --Fairholt.

{Rose mallow}. (Bot.) (a) A name of several malvaceous plants of the genus {Hibiscus}, with large rose-colored flowers. (b) the hollyhock.

{Rose nail}, a nail with a convex, faceted head.

{Rose noble}, 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 ({Anastatica Hierochuntica}) which rolls up when dry, and expands again when moistened; -- called also {resurrection plant}.

{Rose of Sharon} (Bot.), an ornamental malvaceous shrub ({Hibiscus Syriacus}). In the Bible the name is used for some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or possibly the great lotus flower.

{Rose oil} (Chem.), the yellow essential oil extracted from various species of rose blossoms, and forming the chief part of attar of roses.

{Rose pink}, 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.

{Rose quartz} (Min.), a variety of quartz which is rose-red.

{Rose rash}. (Med.) Same as {Roseola}.

{Rose slug} (Zool.), the small green larva of a black sawfly ({Selandria rosae}). These larvae feed in groups on the parenchyma of the leaves of rosebushes, and are often abundant and very destructive.

{Rose window} (Arch.), a circular window filled with ornamental tracery. Called also {Catherine wheel}, and {marigold window}. Cf. {wheel window}, under {Wheel}.

{Summer rose} (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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Corn \Corn\, noun [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka['u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.]

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} (see 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 literature, {maize}. There are several kinds; as, {yellow corn}, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; {white corn} or {southern corn}, which grows to a great height, and has long white kernels; {sweet corn}, 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}, any 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." --Bp. Hall. "A corn of powder." --Beau. & Fl.

{Corn ball}, a ball of popped corn stuck together with soft candy from molasses or sugar.

{Corn bread}, bread made of Indian meal.

{Corn cake}, a kind of corn bread; johnny cake; hoecake.

{Corn cockle} (Bot.), a weed ({Agrostemma Githago} syn. {Lychnis Githago}), having bright flowers, common in grain fields.

{Corn flag} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Gladiolus}; -- called also {sword lily}.

{Corn fly}. (Zool.) (a) A small fly which, in the larval state, is injurious to grain, living in the stalk, and causing the disease called "gout," 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.

{Corn fritter}, a fritter having green Indian corn mixed through its batter. [U. S.]

{Corn laws}, 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.

{Corn marigold}. (Bot.) See under {Marigold}.

{Corn oyster}, a fritter containing grated green Indian corn and butter, the combined taste resembling that of oysters. [U.S.]

{Corn parsley} (Bot.), a plant of the parsley genus ({Petroselinum segetum}), a weed in parts of Europe and Asia.

{Corn popper}, a utensil used in popping corn.

{Corn poppy} (Bot.), the red poppy ({Papaver Rh[oe]as}), common in European cornfields; -- also called {corn rose}.

{Corn rent}, rent paid in corn.

{Corn rose}. See {Corn poppy}.

{Corn salad} (Bot.), a name given to several species of {Valerianella}, annual herbs sometimes used for salad. {Valerianella olitoria} is also called {lamb's lettuce}.

{Corn stone}, red limestone. [Prov. Eng.]

{Corn violet} (Bot.), a species of {Campanula}.

{Corn weevil}. (Zool.) (a) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain. (b) In America, a weevil ({Sphenophorus ze[ae]}) which attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing great damage. See {Grain weevil}, under {Weevil}.

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