Meaning of rose water

rose' wa"ter

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. water tinctured with the essential oil of roses, used as a perfume.

rose-wa•ter

Pronunciation: (rōz'wô"tur, -wot"ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the aroma or fragrance of rose water.
  2. affectedly delicate, nice, or fine; sentimental: a Victorian novelist with a genteel, rose-water style.
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