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eglantine

[eg-luh n-tahyn, -teen] /ˈɛg lənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin/
noun
1.
the sweetbrier.
Origin of eglantine
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French; Old French aiglent (< Vulgar Latin *aculentum, neuter of *aculentus prickly, equivalent to Latin acu(s) needle + -lentus adj. suffix) + -ine -ine1
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eglantine

/ˈɛɡlənˌtaɪn/
noun
1.
another name for sweetbrier
Word Origin
C14: from Old French aiglent, ultimately from Latin acus needle, from acer sharp, keen
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Word Origin and History for 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 "needle" (see acuity).

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