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The New Student's Reference Work/Sweetbrier

Sweet′bri′er or Eg′lantine, a prickly shrub of the rose family, native of the eastern states of the Union and to Canada. It grows densely, yet reaches a height of six or eight feet; about midsummer it bears sweet-scented, pink flowers and later produces a scarlet or orange-red fruit. Its dark-green leaves emit a flagrant odor from their russet-hued glands. The sweetbrier is commonly met with in fields and country byways.