MEANING: adjective:
1. Optimistic or cheerful, especially naively or to an unrealistic degree. Often used in the form “to see through rose-colored glasses”.
2. Of a bright pink or red color.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rosa (rose), from Greek rhodon (rose). Yes, a rhododendron is a rose tree, literally speaking. Earliest documented use: 1526.

DOSE-COLORED - identified with colored markings so you can tell how much (radiation, medication, capacitance) you're getting

ROSS-COLORED - red, white, and blue. Just ask Betsy!

ROE-COLORED - pink or black, depending on whether it's salmon or sturgeon