EGLANTINE (E. Frisian, egeltiere ; French, aiglantier), a name for the sweet-brier, Rosa rubiginosa, and for R. lutea, another species of Lindley's tribe of Rosce _Rubiginosie, and apparently the R. Bglanteria of Linnwus. The signification of the word seems to be thorn-tree or thorn-bush, the first two syllables probably representing the Anglo-Saxon egla, egle, a prick or thorn, while the termina-tion is the Dutch tere, taere, a tree (see Wedgwood, Dict. Eng. Etymology). Eglantine is frequently alluded to in the writings of English poets, from Chaucer downwards. Milton, in L' Allegro, 1. 48, is thought by the term " twisted eglantiue " to denote the honeysuckle.