Briar



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a prickly plant or shrub, especially the sweetbrier or a greenbrier.
a tangled mass of prickly plants.
a thorny stem or twig.
the white heath, Erica arborea, of France and Corsica, the woody root of which is used for making tobacco pipes.
a pipe made of brierroot.
(chiefly in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) a term used to refer to a rustic or hillbilly, especially one from Appalachia.
Historical Examples

Cast Adrift T. S. Arthur
Hail to the Chief Gordon Randall Garrett
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various
The Rogue Elephant Elliott Whitney
Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders George Wharton Edwards
Girls of the Forest L. T. Meade
The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
Girls of the Forest L. T. Meade
Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
Girls of the Forest L. T. Meade

noun
Also called tree heath. an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea, of S Europe, having a hard woody root (briarroot)
a tobacco pipe made from the root of this plant
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a variant spelling of brier1
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any of various thorny shrubs or other plants, such as the sweetbrier and greenbrier
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a variant spelling of briar1
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