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Noun: War of the Roses
  1. Struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII
    - Wars of the Roses

Derived forms: Wars of the Roses

Type of: war, warfare

Encyclopedia: War of the Roses