From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rosemary \Rose"ma*ry\, n. [OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus; ros dew
   (cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr. rasa juice) + marinus
   marine: cf. F. romarin. In English the word has been changed
   as if it meant the rose of Mary. See Marine.]
   A labiate shrub (Rosmarinus officinalis) with narrow
   grayish leaves, growing native in the southern part of
   France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It
   has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste.
   It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of
   fidelity or constancy.
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         There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. --Shak.
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   Marsh rosemary.
   (a) A little shrub (Andromeda polifolia) growing in cold
       swamps and having leaves like those of the rosemary.
   (b) See under Marsh.

   Rosemary pine, the loblolly pine. See under Loblolly.
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