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Meaning of golden rose

gold'en rose'

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— Rom. Cath. Ch. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. a gold, bejeweled ornament in the form of a rose or spray of roses, blessed and presented by the pope in recognition of service to the Holy See.
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