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[[Image:Eglantine.jpg|thumb|Eglantine or "Sweetbrier" rose (''rosa eglanteria'')]]
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'''''Eglantine''''' is a type of wild rose, with sweet-smelling flowers and leaves, also known as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetbrier Sweetbriar]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Sam]] found it growing in [[Ithilien]] as they journeyed through that land. It is still quite common in northern Europe today.
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'''Eglantine''' is a type of wild [[Roses|rose]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] found it growing in [[Ithilien]] as they journeyed through that land.<ref>{{TT|IV4}}</ref> [[Eglantine Banks]], a Hobbit lass, was named after it,<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref> so it probably grew in [[the Shire]] as well.
  
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==Etymology==
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The name is used for the sweetbriar. It derives from French referring to the "dog rose", ultimately from Latin ''aculeus'' "spine".
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==External links==
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* [[wikipedia:Eglantine|Eglantine]] at [[wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]
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Latest revision as of 22:18, 9 October 2012

Eglantine
Eglantine
Other namesSweet briar
FamilyRoses
LocationIthilien, the Shire

Eglantine is a type of wild rose. Frodo and Sam found it growing in Ithilien as they journeyed through that land.[1] Eglantine Banks, a Hobbit lass, was named after it,[2] so it probably grew in the Shire as well.

[edit] Etymology

The name is used for the sweetbriar. It derives from French referring to the "dog rose", ultimately from Latin aculeus "spine".

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"