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red rose

noun, English History
1.
the emblem of the royal house of Lancaster.
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  • Except for her eyes and hair, and the red rose that was like a wound over her heart, there was no colour about her.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • "The red rose for the Elphbergs, Marshal," said I gaily, and he nodded.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • If you eat the red rose, a little boy will be born to you: if you eat the white rose, a little girl will be sent.

    East of the Sun and West of the Moon Peter Christen Asbjrnsen
  • She had round cheeks and merry eyes, and her lips were redder than the red rose.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • I would wear forever on my conscience the white rose of theft and the red rose of arson.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • She heard as in a dream the words of the one who presented the red rose to the heir.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • Death is a great price to pay for a red rose, cried the Nightingale, and Life is very dear to all.

  • Why do they say my father is for Lancaster and the red rose?

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • There is a bride coming to Castle Dare; and the bride is dressed all in white—only she wears a red rose.

    Macleod of Dare William Black
British Dictionary definitions for red rose

red rose

noun
1.
(English history) the emblem of the House of Lancaster See also Wars of the Roses, white rose
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