sweetbriar

noun
sweet·​bri·​ar | \ ˈswēt-ˌbrī(-ə)r How to pronounce sweetbriar (audio) \
variants: or sweetbrier

Definition of sweetbriar

: an Old World rose (especially Rosa eleganteria) with stout recurved prickles and white to deep rosy-pink single flowers

called also eglantine

First Known Use of sweetbriar

1538, in the meaning defined above

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“Sweetbriar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweetbriar. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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