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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: rosarium, from Latin, 'rose garden', from rosa; ROSE1

rosary

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
ro‧sa‧ry plural rosaries [countable]
1RRC a string of beads used by Roman Catholics for counting prayers
2

the rosary/the Rosary

RRC the set of prayers that are said by Roman Catholics while counting rosary beads
say/recite the rosary
Three nuns knelt there, reciting the rosary.

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