Share this entry

Share this page

white rose

Line breaks: white rose

Definition of white rose in English:

noun

The emblem of Yorkshire or the House of York.
Example sentences
  • York was decorated with thousands of white roses for Yorkshire's biggest royal event in living memory.
  • The traditional white rose emblem of the county and the Yorkshire Society has been given a fresh lease of life.
  • The red rose of Lancashire has faded to the white rose of Yorkshire on the sign on the southbound carriageway on the Cumbria Lancs border.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…