Rosary

Definition of Rosary

Ro´sa`ry
n.1.A bed of roses, or place where roses grow.
2.(R.C.Ch.) A series of prayers (see Note below) arranged to be recited in order, on beads; also, a string of beads by which the prayers are counted.
His idolized book, and the whole rosary of his prayers.
- Milton.
3.A chapelet; a garland; a series or collection, as of beautiful thoughts or of literary selections.
Every day propound to yourself a rosary or chaplet of good works to present to God at night.
- Jer. Taylor.
4.A coin bearing the figure of a rose, fraudulently circulated in Ireland in the 13th century for a penny.
Rosary shell
(Zool.) any marine gastropod shell of the genus Monodonta. They are top-shaped, bright-colored and pearly.

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Agnus Dei, Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Holy Grail, Host, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, aid prayer, appeal, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, beadroll, beads, beseechment, bidding prayer, breviary, candle, censer, chaplet, ciborium, collect, communion, contemplation, cross, crucifix, cruet, devotions, entreaty, eucharistial, grace, holy cross, holy water, holy-water sprinkler, icon, impetration, imploration, incensory, intercession, invocation, litany, matzo, meditation, menorah, mezuzah, mikvah, monstrance, obsecration, obtestation, orison, osculatory, ostensorium, paschal candle, pax, petition, phylacteries, prayer, prayer shawl, prayer wheel, pyx, relics, rogation, rood, sacramental, sacred relics, sacring bell, shofar, silent prayer, suit, sukkah, supplication, tabernacle, tallith, thanks, thanksgiving, thurible, urceole, veronica, vigil light, votive candle
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