In the name of the rose

Red rose -
In Greek mythology, the creation of the red rose is said to stem from Aphrodite.

Rosalia -
In antiquity, the Romans celebrated the rose each May with a festival known as Rosalia, or Rosatio.

The rose and the Virgin Mary -
Following the Christianization of the Roman Empire, the rose became identified with the Virgin Mary. 

Rosary -
The rose symbol led to the creation of the rosary, a string of knots or beads used to count the component prayers used by the Roman Catholic Church.

Rosé wine -
The production and consumption of rosé wine dates back to the Phoenicians, c. 1550 BCE–300 BCE, and the ancient Greeks, c. 600 BCE.

Rose oil -
Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose. Highly valued, rose oils are the most widely used essential oil in perfumery.

Rose perfume -
Two major species of rose are cultivated for the production of rose oil: Rosa damascena, the damask rose, and Rosa centifolia, the cabbage rose.

Floral emblem of the USA -
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation to make the rose the floral emblem of the United States. 

Rose hip -
We use rose hip, the fruit of various species of rose plant, in tea, syrup, jam, soup, and wine, among other foodstuffs and beverages.

Rose petal jam -
Rose petal jam is made with wild rose petals. The petals are simmered in water for about 10 minutes before the addition of other ingredients.

Natural remedy -
Historically, rose hips have been used as a natural remedy for many diseases and ailments. 

Turkish delight -
The most common ingredient in traditional varieties of Turkish delight is rosewater. 

English rose -
An "English rose" is broadly defined as a nostalgic idea of a beautiful and elegant young English lady.

White House Rose Garden -
In 1913, First Lady Ellen Wilson established the Rose Garden at the White House. 

Rose Bowl -
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, is an outdoor athletic stadium. Opened in October 1922

Rose robin -
Native to Australia, the rose robin is so-named for the distinctive pink breast feathers of the male.

Guns N' Roses -
Formed in 1985, American hard rock band Guns N' Roses came by their name as an amalgamation of two previous bands, Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. 

'La Vie en rose' (2007) -
This biographical musical film about the life of French singer Édith Piaf stars Marion Cotillard as the country's national chanteuse.

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