Definition of eglantine in English:

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eglantine

Pronunciation: /ˈɛɡləntʌɪn/

noun

Another term for sweet briar.
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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