Definition of rose noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    rose

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//roʊz//
     
    see also rise
     
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  1. 1[countable] a flower with a sweet smell that grows on a bush with thorns (= sharp points) on its stem a bunch of red roses a rose bush/garden a climbing/rambling rose
  2. 2(also rose pink) [uncountable] a pink color
  3. 3 [countable] a piece of metal or plastic with small holes in it that is attached to the end of a pipe or watering can so that the water comes out in a fine spray when you are watering plants
  4. Idioms
    be coming up roses(informal)
     
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    (of a situation) to be developing in a successful way Everything's coming up roses!
    (not) a bed of roses
     
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    (not) an easy or a pleasant situation Their life together hasn't exactly been a bed of roses.
    come up/out of something smelling like roses/a rose(informal)
     
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    to still have a good reputation, even though you have been involved in something that might have given people a bad opinion of you Nobody ever knew the details and he came out of the deal smelling like a rose.
    a rose by any other name would smell as sweet(saying)
     
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    what is important is what people or things are, not what they are called
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rose