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sweetbrier

[sweet-brahy-er] /ˈswitˌbraɪ ər/
noun
1.
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
1530-1540
1530-40; sweet + brier1
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sweetbrier

/ˈswiːtˌbraɪə/
noun
1.
a Eurasian rose, Rosa rubiginosa, having a tall bristly stem, fragrant leaves, and single pink flowers Also called eglantine
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