"Noisette" is also the French for hazelnut; presumably, the French gardener and hybridist mentioned by Webster 1913 had this in mind.

A "noisette" is not a small noise of female gender, however tempting it may be to assume so.

Noi*sette" (?), n. Bot.

A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener, Noisette, of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties, as the Lamarque, the Marechal (or Marshal) Niel, and the Cloth of gold. Most roses of this class have clustered flowers and are of vigorous growth.

P. Henderson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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