Rosette. (2) A cloth ribbon arranged in multiple folds to form a rose-like object. These rosettes are often applied to ribbons of decorations; or in larger size can be used with a back ribbon, or attached to medals. Infrequently these are used as a ribbon badge alone with a pinback.
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