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noun English History.
  1. the emblem of the royal house of York.
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Origin of white rose

First recorded in 1550–60
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Historical Examples

  • Still, they had felt no longing for White-Rose Cottage again.

    Footsteps of Fate

    Louis Couperus

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

    Footsteps of Fate

    Louis Couperus

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

    Footsteps of Fate

    Louis Couperus

  • White-Rose Cottage wrapped in mist; in the back room a blazing fire.

    Footsteps of Fate

    Louis Couperus

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

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves


British Dictionary definitions for white rose

white rose

noun
  1. English history a widely used emblem or badge of the House of YorkSee also Wars of the Roses, red rose
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