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From French églantine, Middle English eglentyn, from Old French aiglantin (adj.), from Old French aiglent 'sweetbrier', from Latin aculentus (with the ending of Latin spinulentus 'thorny, prickly'), from Latin aculeus 'prickle', from Latin acus 'needle'.

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eglantine (plural eglantines)

  1. A Eurasian rose, Rosa eglanteria, having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, pink flowers and red hips.
    Synonym: sweetbrier

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