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Definition of red rose in English:

noun

1The emblem of Lancashire or the Lancastrians.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • After the Wars Of The Roses in 1455, Yorkshire changed its rose to white and stood it on its point therefore forming a ‘Y’ as opposed to the red rose of Lancashire.
  • The troops named the baby Rose after the red rose of the Lancashire regiment.
2The symbol of the British Labour Party.
Example sentences
  • Thus the adoption by the Labour Party of the red rose would not fall foul of this section.
  • The handsome dust jacket depicts a red rose in full bloom, symbol of the British Labour Party, superimposed on the clock face of Big Ben.
  • For the rest of the visit, the Duke unwittingly wore the Labour red rose!

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