Sweet brier

sweetbrier

[sweet-brahy-er]
noun
a rose, Rosa eglanteria, of Europe and central Asia, having a tall stem, stout, hooked prickles often mixed with bristles, and single, pink flowers.
Also, sweetbriar.


Origin:
1530–40; sweet + brier1

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

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