sweet·​bri·​ar ˈswēt-ˌbrī(-ə)r How to pronounce sweetbriar (audio)
variants or sweetbrier
: an Old World rose (especially Rosa eleganteria) with stout recurved prickles and white to deep rosy-pink single flowers

called also eglantine

Word History

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweetbriar was in 1538

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Cite this Entry

“Sweetbriar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweetbriar. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants also sweetbrier
: a rose with stout curved prickles and white to deep rosy pink flowers

called also eglantine

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