white rose

nounEnglish History.
  1. the emblem of the royal house of York.

Origin of white rose

First recorded in 1550–60

Words Nearby white rose

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How to use white rose in a sentence

  • RIP Gus Love, Grace and Samantha There was a P.S.: Threw a single white rose in exhibit.

  • For she knew that when a Countess of Blanchelande is about to die she always finds a white rose on her prie-Dieu.

    Honey-Bee | Anatole France
  • Know then that I have found a white rose on the cushion of my prie-Dieu.

    Honey-Bee | Anatole France
  • The Duchess knew what the white rose meant to the ladies of Blanchelande.

    Honey-Bee | Anatole France
  • A neighbor had sent in a potted white rose, full of buds and bloom, and over this the sisters quarreled.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • He grasped a great white rose that was within reach of his hand and pressed it to his parched lips.

    The White Shield | Myrtle Reed

British Dictionary definitions for white rose

white rose

  1. English history a widely used emblem or badge of the House of York: See also Wars of the Roses, red rose

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