American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See sweetbrier.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sweetbrier, Rosa rubiginosa. It flowers in June and July, and grows in dry, bushy places.
- n. The wild rose or dogrose, Rosa canina.
- n. A stone of the hardness and grain of marble.
- n. A Eurasian rose, Rosa eglanteria, having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, pink flowers and red hips
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A species of rose (Rosa Eglanteria), with fragrant foliage and flowers of various colors.
- n. The sweetbrier (R. rubiginosa).
- n. Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
- Middle English eglentin, from Old French eglantine, diminutive of aiglent, from Vulgar Latin *aculentum, from neuter of *aculentus, spiny, from Latin aculeus, spine, from acus, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The pale primrose, that flower most like thy face; the bluebell, like thy clear veins; and the leaf of eglantine, which is not sweeter than was thy breath; all these will I strew over thee.”
“The pale primrose, that flower most like thy face; the blue-bell, like thy clear veins; and the leaf of eglantine, which is not sweeter than was thy breath; all these will I strew over thee.”
“Naturally he loves ‘the sweet smell of different flowers’ … he notes the sweetness of the violet, the eglantine (sweet briar) and the damask rose; but it is suggestive that in his most sustained and exquisite appreciation of the rose, what chiefly appeals to him is the fact that, unlike other flowers, roses even when faded never smell badly, but that”
“We walked slowly so that I could keep an eye out for late-blooming eglantine and teasel heads, chatting casually.”
“Tansy and eglantine had taken root in the cracks, and waved in precarious yellow flags against the stone.”
“He appended the appellation d'Églantine to his surname in a hoax in which he claimed to have won a golden eglantine in a literary contest.”
“Within this tent was a closet containing the carpet of the lord Solomon (on whom be peace!); and the pavilion was compassed about with a vast garden full of fruit trees and streams; while near the palace were beds of roses and basil and eglantine and all manner sweet-smelling herbs and flowers.”
“Past the eglantine, the briars and the bloodgrass?”
“Over the water before her hung an eglantine bush, with its many roses either budding or but just out.”
“Hawthorn for May, eglantine for June, and in autumn a little tass of the golden vine for our Northern Star.”
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