Definition of sweet briar in English:

sweet briar

Line breaks: sweet briar

noun

1A Eurasian wild rose with fragrant leaves and flowers.
  • Rosa rubiginosa, family Rosaceae
More example sentences
  • The entrance to the inn was adorned with sweetbriars and hawthorn hedges.
  • Recently it has commissioned a survey and also organised the planting of 35 new trees (oak, beech, ash, chestnut and field maple, hawthorn, sweetbriars) to replace decaying forest trees.
2West Indian A spiny acacia with fragrant yellow flowers.
  • Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: A. farnesiana, an Old World tree which is grown throughout the tropics and yields an essential oil used in perfumery, and the tropical American A. tortuosa

More definitions of sweet briar

Definition of sweet briar in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day middlescent
Pronunciation: ˌmɪdəˈlɛs(ə)nt
adjective
middle-aged, but still maintaining youthful interests and activities