from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Eurasian rose (Rosa eglanteria) having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, bright pink flowers, and scarlet hips. Also called eglantine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Eurasian rose, Rosa eglanteria, having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, pink flowers and red hips

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Sweetbrier.
  • n. A kind of rose (Rosa rubiginosa) with minutely glandular and fragrant foliage. The small-flowered sweetbrier is Rosa micrantha.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The; eglantine, Rosa rubiginosa, a native of Europe and central Asia, introduced in the eastern United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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