Briony



bryony.
any Old World vine or climbing plant belonging to the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, yielding acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties.
Contemporary Examples

The Brain Man: What is E. L. Doctorow Up to? Tom LeClair January 12, 2014

Historical Examples

The Lock And Key Library Various
Insect Architecture James Rennie
The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers Mary Cholmondeley
Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Richard Folkard
Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
The Lock And Key Library Various
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A. Conan Doyle
The Days of My Life Mrs. Oliphant
The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World Thomas Wood

noun (pl) -nies
a variant spelling of bryony
noun (pl) -nies
any of several herbaceous climbing plants of the cucurbitaceous genus Bryonia, of Europe and N Africa See also black bryony, white bryony

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