eglantine

[ eg-luh n-tahyn, -teen ]
/ ˈɛg lənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin /

noun

the sweetbrier.

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Origin of eglantine

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

another name for sweetbrier

Word Origin for eglantine

C14: from Old French aiglent, ultimately from Latin acus needle, from acer sharp, keen
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