Meaning of sweet briar in English:

sweet briar


  • 1A Eurasian wild rose with fragrant leaves and flowers.

    Rosa rubiginosa, family Rosaceae

    ‘The entrance to the inn was adorned with sweetbriars and hawthorn hedges.’
    • ‘Recently it has commissioned a survey and also organised the planting of 35 new trees (oak, beech, ash, chestnut and field maple, hawthorn, sweetbriars) to replace decaying forest trees.’
  • 2West Indian A spiny acacia with fragrant yellow flowers.

    Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: A. farnesiana, an Old World tree which is grown throughout the tropics and yields an essential oil used in perfumery, and the tropical American A. tortuosa