Eglantine meaning

ĕglən-tīn, -tēn
A European rose (Rosa eglanteria) with hooked spines, sweet-scented leaves, and usually pink flowers; sweetbrier: naturalized in W U.S.
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A Eurasian rose, Rosa eglanteria, having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, pink flowers and red hips.
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Origin of eglantine

  • Middle English eglentin from Old French eglantine diminutive of aiglent from Vulgar Latin aculentum from neuter of *aculentus spiny from Latin aculeus spine from acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French églantine

    From Wiktionary