House of Lancaster
Lancaster Lancaster prop. n. 1. A city in Northwest England on the river Lune. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]

2. The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its symbol was a red rose; called also the {House of Lancaster}. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: Lancastrian line. [WordNet 1.5]


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