Definition of eglantine in English:

eglantine

noun

  • another term for sweet briar
    • ‘Species whose fruits are used both in Europe and Asia include the briar rose or dog rose, which is made into tea or tisane, and the eglantine.’
    • ‘Eglantine is a wonderful rose that is rarely see these days in commerce.’
    • ‘The Eglantine is the poet's flower.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Provençal aiglentina, based on Latin acus ‘needle’ or aculeus ‘prickle’.

Pronunciation

eglantine

/ˈɛɡləntʌɪn/