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eglantine


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eglantine  \Eg"lan*tine\,  n.  [F.  ['e]glantine,  fr  OF  aiglent 
  brier,  hip  tree,  fr  (assumed)  LL  acuculentus  fr  a  dim.  of 
  L.  acus  needle;  cf  F.  aiguille  needle.  Cf  {Aglet}.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  species  of  rose  ({Rosa  Eglanteria}),  with  fragrant 
  foliage  and  flowers  of  various  colors. 
  b  The  sweetbrier  ({R.  rubiginosa}). 
 
  Note:  Milton,  in  the  following  lines,  has  applied  the  name  to 
  some  twinning  plant,  perhaps  the  honeysuckle. 
 
  Through  the  sweetbrier,  or  the  vine,  Or  the 
  twisted  eglantine.  --L'Allegro, 
  47. 
  ``In  our  early  writers  and  in  Gerarde  and  the 
  herbalists,  it  was  a  shrub  with  white  flowers.''  --Dr. 
  Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eglantine 
  n  :  Eurasian  rose  with  prickly  stems  and  fragrant  leaves  and 
  bright  pink  flowers  followed  by  scarlet  hips  [syn:  {sweetbrier}, 
  {sweetbriar},  {brier},  {briar},  {Rosa  eglanteria}] 




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