Definition of rose noble in English:

rose noble


  • 1An English gold coin current in the 15th and 16th centuries, being a variety of the noble with the figure of a rose on one side, and of varying value at different times and places. Also in extended use. Now historical.

  • 2British regional and Irish English. Any of several figworts (genus Scrophularia); especially the common figwort, S. nodosa.

  • 3Chiefly English regional. The plant hound's tongue, Cynoglossum officinale. Now historical and rare.


Late 15th century. From rose + noble.


rose noble

/ˌrəʊz ˈnəʊbl/