eglantine

noun
eg·​lan·​tine | \ ˈe-glən-ˌtīn How to pronounce eglantine (audio) , -ˌtēn \

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Recent Examples on the Web Those pale pink flowers blooming so prominently in the miniature are eglantine or hedge roses, the queen’s favorites. Colin T. Eisler, WSJ, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of eglantine

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eglantine

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

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“Eglantine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eglantine. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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