Ros"y (?), a. [Compar. Rosier (?); superl. Rosiest.]

Resembling a rose in color, form, or qualities; blooming; red; blushing; also, adorned with roses.

A smile that glowed Celestial rosy-red, love's proper hue. Milton.

While blooming youth and gay delight Sit thy rosy cheeks confessed. Prior.

Rosy is sometimes used in the formation of selfxplaining compounde; as, rosy-bosomed, rosy-colored, rosy-crowned, rosy-fingered, rosy-tinted.

Rosy cross. See the Note under Rosicrucian, n.


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