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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ro·sa·ry /ˈrozəri, ˈrozri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ro·sa·ry /ˈroz(ə)rɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ro·sa·ry n.; pl. Rosaries
 1. A bed of roses, or place where roses grow. “Thick rosaries of scented thorn.”
 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.
 Note:A rosary consists of fifteen decades. Each decade contains ten Ave Marias marked by small beads, preceded by a Paternoster, marked by a larger bead, and concluded by a Gloria Patri. Five decades make a chaplet, a third part of the rosary.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : beads used in counting prayers (especially Catholic rosary)
          [syn: prayer beads]