Origin of eglantine
Examples from the Web for eglantine
And now, mounted upon the good gray steed, away flew Queen Eglantine in search of her beloved spouse.The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book|Constance Cary Harrison
The first of these is Eglantine, the pretty Viscountess of Seligny.The Iron Pincers|Eugne Sue
The eglantine of the herbalists was the sweet-brier, Rosa rubiginosa.
Flying Eagle will rejoin his tribe with Eglantine, and then return to seek the Apache trail.The Indian Scout|Gustave Aimard
The Eglantine of the Woods is my sister, her least wishes shall always be sacred with me.The Adventurers|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for eglantine
Word Origin for eglantine
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).