A name of an object symbolizing lost youth and innocence in the movie Citizen Kane. The movie's account of the soulless newspaperman was modeled on the misdeeds of William Randolph Hearst, who was incensed by the movie's portrayal of him. It has been suggested that the name rosebud was meant to be doubly offensive to Hearst because Hearst reputedly used that name as a code word used between he and his mistress when referring to her genitals.