Definition of Roman de la rose in English:

Roman de la rose

proper noun

  • An extremely influential French poem of the 13th century, an allegorical romance embodying the aristocratic ethic of courtly love. It was composed by two different authors some forty years apart.

Origin

French, literally ‘romance of the rose’.

Pronunciation

Roman de la rose

/ˌrəʊmɒ̃ də la ˈrəʊz//ʀɔmɑ̃ də la ʀoz/