rose noble



a former gold coin of England, first issued by Edward IV, being the existing noble with a figure of a rose added to the types on either side: much imitated on the Continent, especially in the Netherlands.

Nearby words

  1. rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,
  2. rose madder,
  3. rose mallow,
  4. rose mandarin,
  5. rose moss,
  6. rose of china,
  7. rose of heaven,
  8. rose of jericho,
  9. rose of sharon,
  10. rose oil

Origin of rose noble

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

Also called ryal. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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