Definition of eglantine in English:

eglantine

Line breaks: eg¦lan|tine
Pronunciation: /ˈɛgləntʌɪn
 
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noun

  • another term for sweet briar.
    More example sentences
    • Species whose fruits are used both in Europe and Asia include the briar rose or dog rose, which is made into tea or tisane, and the eglantine.
    • Eglantine is a wonderful rose that is rarely see these days in commerce.
    • The Eglantine is the poet's flower.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Provençal aiglentina, based on Latin acus 'needle' or aculeus 'prickle'.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody