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sweetbrier

or sweet·bri·ar

[ sweet-brahy-er ]
/ ˈswitˌbraɪ ər /
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noun

a rose, Rosa eglanteria, of Europe and central Asia, having a tall stem, stout, hooked prickles often mixed with bristles, and single, pink flowers.

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Origin of sweetbrier

First recorded in 1530–40; sweet + brier1
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sweetbrier
/ (ˈswiːtˌbraɪə) /

noun

a Eurasian rose, Rosa rubiginosa, having a tall bristly stem, fragrant leaves, and single pink flowersAlso called: eglantine
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