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rose family

n.
A large family of plants, the Rosaceae, characterized by often showy flowers with five separated petals and numerous stamens, including fruit plants such as the apple, cherry, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, and strawberry, and ornamentals such as roses and spireas.

rose′ fam`ily


n.
a family, Rosaceae, of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having compound or simple leaves with stipules, flowers typically with five sepals and five petals, and often fleshy and edible fruit: includes the apple, rose, strawberry, and almond.
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Noun1.rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosalesrose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
order Rosales, Rosales - in some classifications this category does not include Leguminosae
genus Rosa, Rosa - large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
genus Agrimonia - genus of herbs found chiefly in north temperate regions having pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by bristly fruit
Amelanchier, genus Amelanchier - North American deciduous trees or shrubs
Chaenomeles, genus Chaenomeles - flowering quince
genus Cotoneaster - genus of deciduous or evergreen Old World shrubs widely cultivated
Crataegus, genus Crataegus - thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple
Dryas, genus Dryas - mountain avens
Eriobotrya, genus Eriobotrya - Asiatic evergreen fruit trees
Fragaria, genus Fragaria - strawberries
genus Geum, Geum - avens
genus Heteromeles, Heteromeles - one species: toyon; in some classifications included in genus Photinia
genus Malus, Malus - apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
genus Photinia, Photinia - genus of deciduous and evergreen east Asian trees and shrubs widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits; in some classifications includes genus Heteromeles
genus Potentilla, Potentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil
genus Poterium, Poterium - a genus of thorny herbs or shrubs of the family Rosaceae
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
Amygdalaceae, family Amygdalaceae - used in former classifications for plum and peach and almond trees which are now usually classified as members of the genus Prunus
genus Pyracantha - Eurasian evergreen thorny shrubs bearing red or orange-red berries
genus Pyrus, Pyrus - fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
genus Rubus, Rubus - large genus of brambles bearing berries
genus Sorbus, Sorbus - a genus of shrubs or trees of the family Rosaceae having feathery leaves
genus Spiraea, Spiraea - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae
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Hong Kong Maggie & Rose family private club is located in Repulse Bay.
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The ladies perfume belongs to the rose family, which has light top notes preluding to bergamot and violet with a presence of blackcurrant accelerating to a jasmine and rose infusion.
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Plants now lost to Indianapolis include Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), a member of the rose family with fantastic wands of pink flowers.
Each face wears an apt expression appropriate to its name and in glowing colours and gold trims, reminiscent of an illuminated manuscript, 'a prince of the red rose family marries a princess of the white rose family and they ruled together, they both had a crown.
The bodies of murder victims are usually returned to families after an arrest is made but the Rose family have been refused Bob's remains and friends say they have not been told the cause of his death.