Ro"se*ate (?), a. [Cf. L. roseus, rosatus, prepared from roses. See Roseal, Rose.]

1.

Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers.

2.

resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as, roseate beauty; her roseate lips.

Roseate tern Zool., an American and European tern (Sterna Dougalli) whose breast is roseate in the breeding season.

 

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