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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.]
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eglantine

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

eglantine

[ˈegləntaɪn] Neglantina f
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eglantine

nWeinrose f
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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?"
Eglantine laid the urn before the Queen, and placed the fragrant rose on the dewy moss beside the throne, while a murmur of approval went through the hall, as each elfin wand waved to the little Fairy who had toiled so well and faithful]y, and could bring so fair a gift to their good Queen.
"Your task has been too hard for you," said the Queen kindly, as she placed the drooping flower in the urn Eglantine had given, "you will see how this dew from a sweet, pure heart will give new life and loveliness even to this poor faded one.
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.
Willie Mullins, enjoying another fine Punchestown Festival, will run five - Come To Me, Easy Game, Royal Rendezvous, Tornado Flyer - winner of the Grade 1 bumper here last year and Cheltenham festival winner Eglantine Du Seuil.
This year's Mullins challenge features Eglantine Du Seuil who struck at 50/1 in the mares novice hurdle at Cheltenham last month.
While the Ryanair Gold Cup is the better known race on today's card, this event is also a Grade 1 and, with Honeysuckle, festival winner Eglantine Du Seuil and Jonjo O'Neill's Annie Mc among the 17 declarations, it could prove to be a real cracker.
Despite victory for 50-1 shot Eglantine Du Seuil in the Mares' Novices' Hurdle easing some of the pain for the layers in the penultimate event, by then the damage had been done.
A 50-1 winner trained by Willie Mullins is a rarity - and even rarer when followed home by a 66-1 stablemate, as happened in the National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares' Novices' Hurdle when Eglantine Du Seuil beat Concertista.
I can't say quite how bad our hangover is going to be in the morning!" Noel Fehily announced his retirement after booting home 50-1 shot Eglantine Du Seuil in the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle.
Salman Mohammed al Emadi (Eglantine du Castelet); 0; 72.89secs; 0; 47.48secs e1/41,200 3.