French botanical name

Eglantyne Origin and Meaning

Variation of Eglantine

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Famous People Named Eglantyne

  • Eglantyne Louisa JebbEnglish reformer
  • Eglantyne JebbEnglish reformer and founder of Save the Children; daughter of Eglantyne Louisa Jebb

Eglantyne in Pop Culture

  • Madame Eglentynethe Prioress in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" (c. 1343,1400)
  • "Eglentyne is a variant of Aiglentinea name rich in romantic associations of courtly love as well as those of religious devotion. In The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, the author mentions three crowns of thorn used by the Roman soldiers when they tortured Jesus: one of hawthorn (when they arrested Jesus in the garden); one of eglentine or briar rose (when they brought him before Caiphas); and one of the sea reeds (when he was crowned before Pilate)."

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