sweetbrier


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Related to sweetbrier: Rosa eglanteria

sweet·bri·er

also sweet·bri·ar  (swēt′brī′ər)
n.
A rose (Rosa rubiginosa syn. R. eglanteria) native to Eurasia, having prickly stems, fragrant leaves, bright pink flowers, and scarlet hips. Also called eglantine.

sweetbrier

or

sweetbriar

n
(Plants) a Eurasian rose, Rosa rubiginosa, having a tall bristly stem, fragrant leaves, and single pink flowers. Also called: eglantine

sweet•bri•er

or sweet•bri•ar

(ˈswitˌbraɪ ər)

n.
a Eurasian rose, Rosa eglanteria, having a tall stem with stout, hooked prickles and single, pink flowers.
Also called eglantine.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweetbrier - Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hipssweetbrier - 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
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At Pahia, it was quite pleasing to behold the English flowers in the gardens before the houses; there were roses of several kinds, honeysuckle, jasmine, stocks, and whole hedges of sweetbrier.
It comes on apace; my sumachs and sweetbriers tremble.
in the 1800 block of Sweetbrier Street, where the 15-year-old got out of the car to open a gate, sheriff's deputies said.