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eglantine(ĕg`ləntīn), name for various kinds of roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
..... Click the link for more information. (family Rosaceae), chiefly sweetbriersweetbrier,
[O. Fr. from Lat.,=needle], wild rose of Europe (Rosa eglanteria), cultivated and now naturalized in the United States.
..... Click the link for more information. , and for a honeysucklehoneysuckle,
common name for some members of the Caprifoliaceae, a family comprised mostly of vines and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, especially abundant in E Asia and E North America.
..... Click the link for more information. (family Caprifoliaceae). The name eglantine has been much used in English poetry.
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