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eg·lan·tine

 (ĕg′lən-tīn′, -tēn′)
[Middle English eglentin, from Old French eglantine, diminutive of aiglent, from Vulgar Latin *aculentum, from neuter of *aculentus, spiny, from Latin aculeus, spine, from acus, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

eglantine

(ˈɛɡlənˌtaɪn)
n
(Plants) another name for sweetbrier
[C14: from Old French aiglent, ultimately from Latin acus needle, from acer sharp, keen]

eg•lan•tine

(ˈɛg lənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin)

n.
the sweetbrier.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; Old French aiglent (< Vulgar Latin *aculentum, neuter of *aculentus prickly = Latin acu(s) needle + -lentus adj. suffix) + -ine -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eglantine - Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hipseglantine - Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
rose, rosebush - any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
Translations

eglantine

[ˈegləntaɪn] Neglantina f

eglantine

nWeinrose f
References in classic literature ?
Here in thy loneliness the eglantine Weaves her sweet tapestries above thy head, While blow across thy bed, Moist with the dew of heaven, the breezes chill: Fire-fly, will-o'-the-wisp, and wandering star Glow in thy gloom, and naught is heard but the far Chanting of woodman and shepherd from the hill, Naught but the startled bird is seen Soaring away in the moonland sheen, Or the hulk of the scampering beast that fears Their plaintive lays as, to and fro, The pallid singers go.
Now, Eglantine, what have you to tell us of your rosy namesakes on the earth?
She was perfectly quiet now, but not asleep-- only soothed by sweet porridge and warmth into that wide-gazing calm which makes us older human beings, with our inward turmoil, feel a certain awe in the presence of a little child, such as we feel before some quiet majesty or beauty in the earth or sky--before a steady glowing planet, or a full-flowered eglantine, or the bending trees over a silent pathway.