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white rose

noun, English History.
the emblem of the royal house of York.
Origin of white rose
1550-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Madame d'Ambre reproached the four, her white-rose cheeks flushing with annoyance.

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  • He rarely went out, but sat dreaming in white-rose Cottage, which was lonely and quiet enough in its remote suburb.

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  • Still, they had felt no longing for white-rose Cottage again.

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  • They had known hours of bitter anguish, and many long days of poverty, with no escape, and the remembrance of white-rose Cottage.

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  • white-rose Cottage wrapped in mist; in the back room a blazing fire.

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  • Her white-rose cheeks took sudden warmth of hue, and her pale nostrils quivered.

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  • They tried boiling oil this morning, and the oil turned into white-rose leaves, and the fire under it turned to a white-rose bush.

British Dictionary definitions for white-rose

white rose

(English history) a widely used emblem or badge of the House of York See also Wars of the Roses, red rose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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