eg·​lan·​tine ˈe-glən-ˌtīn How to pronounce eglantine (audio)

Examples of eglantine in a Sentence

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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Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eglantine was in the 14th century

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“Eglantine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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eg·​lan·​tine ˈeg-lən-ˌtīn How to pronounce eglantine (audio)

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