Definition of sweet briar in English:

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1A Eurasian wild rose with fragrant leaves and flowers.
  • Rosa rubiginosa, family Rosaceae
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  • 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

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