Ros"ma*rine` (?), n. [OE. See Rosemary.]


Dew from the sea; sea dew.


That purer brine And wholesome dew called rosmarine. B. Jonson.



[Obs.] Spenser. "Biting on anise seed and rosmarine." Bp. Hall.


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Ros"ma*rine, n. [Norw. rosmar a walrus; ros a horse (akin to E. horse) + (probably) mar the sea.]

A fabulous sea animal which was reported to climb by means of its teeth to the tops of rocks to feed upon the dew.

And greedly rosmarines with visages deforme. Spenser.


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