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🌹 Rose emoji

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What does 🌹 Rose emoji mean?

A rose is a rose is a rose … unless it’s a rose emoji, or🌹.

The rose emoji can be used to express romantic and non-romantic love and affection, as the flower is commonly given on Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

The emoji can also convey a sense of beauty or signal alliance with democratic socialism.

Related words

🌷 Tulip emoji, Valentine’s Day emoji, 🍓 Strawberry emoji, 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes emoji, ✨ Sparkles emoji

Where does 🌹 Rose emoji come from?

The rose emoji was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. It depicts a budding rose flower with green sepals and stem. Its appearance is fairly uniform across platforms.


Roses have been a powerful symbol in Western culture, associated by the ancient Greeks with the goddess of love, Aphrodite, and by Christians in the Middle Ages with the Virgin Mary.

During the Victorian era, the practice of giving a romantic interest a rose, a symbol of passionate love, became well established—as we continue to do so today on occasions like Valentine’s Day, including in the emoji form of 🌹.

The rose emoji should not be confused with the wilted rose emoji, 🥀, which can symbolize sadness or loss.

Examples of 🌹 Rose emoji

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. 🌹
@Norika003, March 2019
Got plans this weekend? Why not do some socialism? 🌹 ...
@nycDSA, March 2019
She really has a seductive singing voice. Especially when she sing in English. And of course her sexy aussie accent. 💋🌹 #Blackpink #Rosé
@my_love_rosie, March 2019

Who uses 🌹 Rose emoji?

The rose emoji is used in a wide range of contexts to express romantic love and affection, as on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or another special occasion …

… as well as non-romantic love and affection more generally, as on Mother’s Day.

The rose emoji is also commonly used to mark something as beautiful—including, yes, flowers themselves, as often paired with other flower emoji, like tulip (🌷)or cherry blossom 🌸.

The rose emoji is also used for people prominently named Rose, such as NBA player Derrick Rose and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

The rose can be a symbol of some socialist political movements, including the Democratic Socialists of America.

On a sadder note, roses are often laid for those who’ve passed away, lending rose emoji as a gesture of condolences.

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