roseate

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From Middle English roseat, from Anglo-Latin roseātus, equivalent to rose +‎ -ate (like, similar to).

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roseate (comparative more roseate, superlative most roseate)

  1. (formal, chiefly zoology) Like the rose flower; pink; rosy.
    Synonyms: pink, pinkish, rosy
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 7
      The countess took the roseate palm and snowy fingers of this lovely child.
    • 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate
      Now the rum, as has been said, was criminally overproof, and they had had no intoxicants for a long time. And so a couple of stiff drinks produced a beautiful and generous expansion of soul. The mean cabin became larger, the fire warmer and more cheerful, and life generally of a more roseate hue. They began to feel the prodigal Thanksgiving spirit, and to regret their limited opportunities for satisfying it.
  2. Full of roses.
    • 2018, Thom Nickels, Philadelphia Mansions: Stories and Characters behind the Walls:
      To fund the purchase, he had to sell a late Renoir, The Judgment of Paris, with its depiction of weighty ladies frolicking in a roseate garden.

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