A type of wild rose, with sweet-smelling flowers and leaves, also known as sweet-briar. Frodo and Sam found it growing in Ithilien as they journeyed through that land.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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  • sweetbriar — noun Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips • Syn: ↑sweetbrier, ↑brier, ↑briar, ↑eglantine, ↑Rosa eglanteria • Hypernyms: ↑rose, ↑rosebush * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sweetbrier — /sweet bruy euhr/, n. 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. [1530 40; SWEET + BRIER1] * * * or eglantine Small,… …   Universalium

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  • sweetbriar — /switˈbraɪə/ (say sweet bruyuh) noun a rosaceous shrub, Rosa rubiginosa, of Eurasia, now widely naturalised in temperate regions, having hooked prickles often mixed with bristles, and single pink flowers; eglantine. Also, sweetbrier, briar …   Australian English dictionary

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