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Eglantine

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Plant
Eglatine
Other namesSweet briar
LocationIthilien, the Shire
FamilyRoses

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

Etymology

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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