Red rosette


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Red rosette button, the rosette worn by officers of the Legion of Honour
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., dim. of rose.


In literature:

In the buttonhole of the frock coat he wore was a red rosette, the decoration of some order.
"Damaged Goods" by Upton Sinclair
From his black coat, his red rosette, his confident air, and look of authority, he was at once guessed to be the prefect.
"Columba" by Prosper Merimee
What was still worse, they all three wore the Federationist rosette, which was red to the bull in Thomas Chadwick.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
Their long, pointed shoes, which turned up at the toes like a toboggan, had large red rosettes on the very points.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 18, March 11, 1897" by Various
Red ribbons and red rosettes shone from every corner of the room.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
Black slippers with red rosettes or bows on them.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Blue rosettes there were, but the red rosettes bore them down easily.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
He also lent him a pair of white silk stockings which he fastened tightly round his knees with red rosettes.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
Miss Lily Ludlow wore a red, white, and blue rosette with a tiny portrait of Mr. Polk in the centre.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The crimson rosette they all wear is meant to represent a red rose.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston

In news:

The bloom, of course, is not a flower but foliage -- a rosette of central leaves that lose their chlorophyll as the mercury drops, changing from green to white, pink, purple, and near-red.
You might see red snakeskin cowboy boots and rosette-adorned kitten heels, or classic Adidas kicks and old-school roller skates.