Definition of Eglantine

1. Noun. Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips.

Exact synonyms: Briar, Brier, Rosa Eglanteria, Sweetbriar, Sweetbrier
Generic synonyms: Rose, Rosebush



Definition of Eglantine

1. n. A species of rose (Rosa Eglanteria), with fragrant foliage and flowers of various colors.

Definition of Eglantine

1. Noun. A Eurasian rose, ''Rosa eglanteria'', having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, pink flowers and red hips ¹

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Definition of Eglantine

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Medical Definition of Eglantine

1. A species of rose (Rosa Eglanteria), with fragrant foliage and flowers of various colours. The sweetbrier (R. Rubiginosa). Milton, in the following lines, has applied the name to some twinning plant, perhaps the honeysuckle. "Through the sweetbrier, or the vine, Or the twisted eglantine." (L'Allegro, 47) "In our early writers and in Gerarde and the herbalists, it was a shrub with white flowers." Origin: F. Eglantine, fr. OF. Aiglent brier, hip tree, fr. (assumed) LL. Acuculentus, fr. A dim. Of L. Acus needle; cf. F. Aiguille needle. Cf. Aglet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eglantine

eggshells
eggwash
eggwashes
eggwhisk
eggwhisks
eggwhite
eggwhites
eggy
eggy bread
eghen
egilopical
egis
egises
eglandular
eglandulous
eglantine (current term)
eglantines
eglatere
eglateres
eglestonite
eglin C
egling
eglings
eglog
eglogs
eglomerate
eglomise
egma
egmas
ego

Literary usage of Eglantine

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1. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"Wild rose, sweetbrier, eglantine. All these pretty names are mine, And scent in every leaf ia mine, And a leaf for all ia mine. And the scent—oh, ..."

2. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"Note also the lines: Rain-scented eglantine Gave temperate sweets to that well-wooing sun. In " Isabella," that storehouse of jewelled words and phrases, ..."

3. The Mysteries of the Court of London by George William MacArthur Reynolds (1856)
"Madame Angélique is a widow," explained eglantine : " but nevertheless I have an uncle. I will tell you how it is. Madame Angelique's sister married an ..."

4. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by John Todhunter, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman (1880)
"FRAGMENT: WINE OF eglantine. I Ail drunk with the honey wine Of the moon-unfolded eglantine, Which fairies catch in hyacinth bowls:i— The bats, the dormice, ..."

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