eglantine








noun

  1. the sweetbrier.

noun

  1. another name for sweetbrier
n.

“sweet briar,” c.1400, from French √©glantine, from Old French aiglent “dog rose,” from Vulgar Latin *aquilentus “rich in prickles,” from Latin aculeus “spine, prickle,” diminutive of acus “needle” (see acuity).

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