eg·lan·tine /ˈɛglənˌtaɪn, ˌtin/
Eg·lan·tine n. Bot. (a) A species of rose (Rosa Eglanteria), with fragrant foliage and flowers of various colors. (b) The sweetbrier (R. rubiginosa).
Note: ☞ Milton, in the following lines, has applied the name to some twining 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.”
n : Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and
bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips [syn: sweetbrier,
sweetbriar, brier, briar, Rosa eglanteria]