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golden rose

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a gold, bejeweled ornament in the form of a rose or spray of roses, blessed and presented by the pope in recognition of service to the Holy See. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Alexander gave the king, in return for his loyal support, the golden rose.

  • The Emperor of Brazil sent him a golden rose as a token of appreciation.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • The custom of blessing the golden rose came into vogue about the eleventh century.

    Folk Lore James Napier
  • golden rose and stood waiting while the languid, fine lady talked.

    Little Golden's Daughter Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • The golden rose was considered so honorable a present, that none but monarchs were worthy to receive it.

    Parsons on the Rose Samuel Browne Parsons
  • golden rose to her feet and looked steadily into Elinor's face with flashing blue eyes.

    Little Golden's Daughter Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • The golden rose thereupon quietly floated in the air above the heads of the prince and his servant.

  • Harmony, of course, Harmony come to fetch the golden rose that was to complete Le Grande's costume.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • You were a golden rose in a sheath of snow, quite out of reach.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • The golden rose thus consecrated was given to princes as a mark of the Roman Pontifs' favour.

    Folk Lore James Napier

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