Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

eglantine

play
noun eg·lan·tine \ˈe-glən-ˌtīn, -ˌtēn\

Definition of eglantine



Origin of eglantine

Middle English eglentyn, from Anglo-French eglent, from Vulgar Latin *aculentum, from Latin acus needle; akin to Latin acer sharp — more at edge


First Known Use: 14th century


Learn More about eglantine


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eglantine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ