Etymology
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eglantine (n.)

"sweet briar," c. 1400, from French églantine, from Old French aiglent "dog rose," from Vulgar Latin *aquilentus "rich in prickles," from Latin aculeus "spine, prickle," diminutive of acus "a needle" (from PIE root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce").

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Definitions of eglantine

eglantine (n.)
Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips;
Synonyms: sweetbrier / sweetbriar / brier / briar / Rosa eglanteria
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