Definition of white rose in English:

white rose


  • The emblem of Yorkshire or the House of York.

    • ‘The front of the shirts has the City's heraldic emblem embossed with the white rose of Yorkshire.’
    • ‘One of Hull's most successful entertainers is to be honoured with a garden of white roses dedicated to his memory.’
    • ‘They found he was in breach of the law and would have to pay a £60 charge before he could legally raise a flag depicting the white rose of Yorkshire.’
    • ‘The retired coach painter said his mother was a real Yorkshirewoman and would have been wearing a white rose on Friday ‘if she had still been with us’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘North Riding Group campaigner Chris Abbott and his team also sold hundreds of traditional Yorkshire white roses in aid of Redcar Lifeboat.’
    • ‘Pin the white rose of Yorkshire on his lapel, now!’
    • ‘It has agreed to send white roses to Mr Hoon in support of a proposed Yorkshire regiment in the event of their demands not being met.’
    • ‘The only floral tribute was a heart made of his favourite flowers, Sweet Williams, and a posy of white roses to represent Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Mr Griffiths wears livery with a white rose on his left sleeve and a red rose on his right.’
    • ‘It came to be called the War of the Roses because the Yorkists' badge was a white rose and the Lancastrians' badge was a white rose.’
    • ‘York was decorated with thousands of white roses for Yorkshire's biggest royal event in living memory.’
    • ‘A major change will be the loss of separate cap badges in favour of a Yorkshire white rose badge, while the new regimental headquarters is likely to be in York.’
    • ‘At first he flew a Union Flag until a friend told him about the Yorkshire flag, showing the white rose on a blue background.’
    • ‘The whole pageant was garnished with red and white roses and entitled ‘the uniting of the two houses of Lancaster and York.’’
    • ‘Passengers travelling on the first White Rose services on May 30 will be presented with complimentary white roses to mark the historic occasion.’
    • ‘But white roses, dark satanic mills, Rugby League, dry stone walls and real ale look just as foreign in Guildford.’
    • ‘The traditional white rose emblem of the county and the Yorkshire Society has been given a fresh lease of life.’
    • ‘He also has a skull and crossbones which he hoists when his grandchildren visit, a Union Jack and a Yorkshire white rose - and he has no intention of getting rid of them.’
    • ‘What better way to prepare for the anniversary of the Coronation of Richard III than fresh new white roses at the Yorkist monarch's childhood home?’