sweetbriar


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweetbriar - Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hipssweetbriar - 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

sweetbriar

sweetbrier [ˈswiːtbraɪəʳ] Neglantina f, escaramujo m oloroso
References in classic literature ?
Murdstone dismounted, and, with his horse's bridle drawn over his arm, walked slowly up and down on the outer side of the sweetbriar fence, while my mother walked slowly up and down on the inner to keep him company.
It was a very fine evening, and my mother and he had another stroll by the sweetbriar, while I was sent in to get my tea.
The standards to be roses; juniper; holly; berberries (but here and there, because of the smell of their blossoms); red currants; gooseberries; rosemary; bays; sweetbriar; and such like.
Its garden, too, glowed with flowers: hollyhocks had sprung up tall as trees, lilies had opened, tulips and roses were in bloom; the borders of the little beds were gay with pink thrift and crimson double daisies; the sweetbriars gave out, morning and evening, their scent of spice and apples; and these fragrant treasures were all useless for most of the inmates of Lowood, except to furnish now and then a handful of herbs and blossoms to put in a coffin.
One ('samovar') is from Russian, while the other five ('okra', 'suede', 'cilantro', 'interim' and 'sweetbriar') are from English.
2 MacKenzie-Childs, known for its whimsical and bold patterns, switches gears with its first all-white dinnerware, Sweetbriar. Atlanta
Churchyard was a fitter for Automated Garage Doors and Gates Ltd, based at the Sweetbriar industrial estate in Burnet Road, Norwich.
The people she meets in Sweetbriar, Tennessee are warm and welcoming, but Lia takes their kindness for granted and is often thoughtless in her actions and words.
$5.73 million: Arlene Cancel, Scott McNulty and Linda Cancel-McNulty of Eugene sold the Sweetbriar Villa Assisted and Memory Care senior living community in Springfield to Embree Group of Companies, based in Georgetown, Texas.
Brunei Way Sweetbriar Industrial Estate Norwich Norfolk NR3 2BD
I graduated from Leicester High and went to Sweetbriar College, a small woman's college in southern Virginia.