- the sweetbrier.
Origin of eglantine
Examples from the Web for eglantine
He could think of nothing but an old familiar hedge of eglantine.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
"That fellow Eglantine will create another Pun-ic war," said Sparkle.The English Spy
His sister was also a poet and her verses are included in the “Wreath of Eglantine.”Southern Literature From 1579-1895
This meed of poetic honour was an eglantine composed of silver.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
But Sidonie cared no more for lilies of the valley than for eglantine.Fromont and Risler, Complete
- another name for sweetbrier
Word Origin and History for eglantine
"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).