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Ruling house of England that from 1461 to 1485 produced three kings of England—Edward IV, Edward V, and Richard III. During the Wars of the Roses its symbol was a white rose.
York′ist adj. & n.
1. A city of northern England on the Ouse River northeast of Leeds. Originally a Celtic settlement, it was later held by Romans, Angles, Danes, and Normans.
2. A city of southern Pennsylvania south-southeast of Harrisburg. Settled in 1735, it was the meeting place of the Continental Congress in 1777-1778 during the British occupation of Philadelphia.
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Yorkist(ˈjɔːkɪst) English history
(Historical Terms) a member or adherent of the royal house of York, esp during the Wars of the Roses
(Historical Terms) of, belonging to, or relating to the supporters or members of the house of York
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1. an adherent or member of the royal family of York, esp. in the Wars of the Roses.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Yorkists.
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