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red rose

noun, English History
the emblem of the royal house of Lancaster. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for red-rose
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  • Jeanne nodded with a curl of disbelief in her red-rose mouth.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Yet as she said it she was thinking how glad she was that she herself was red-rose rather than lily!

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • But then I had a wonderful foundation to begin building upon: that day in the rose-arbour—the red-rose day of my life.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • It is the red-rose light, upon the feet of those who dance upon graves.

    Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys
  • Queeker never by any chance addressed the sun, or the red-rose, or anything else suggestive of health and vigour.

  • All her red-rose beauty had gone from the little maid along with her dancing lightness.

British Dictionary definitions for red-rose

red rose

(English history) the emblem of the House of Lancaster See also Wars of the Roses, white rose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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