a Valkyrie and the wife of Gunnar, for whom she was won by Sigurd: corresponds to Brunhild in the Nibelungenlied. Historical Examples Epic and Romance W. P. Ker The Children of Odin Padraic Colum The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories L. Adams Beck The Children of Odin Padraic Colum The Story of Sigurd the Volsung […]
a combining form meaning “moss, liverwort,” used in the formation of compound words: bryology.
the branch of botany dealing with bryophytes. noun the branch of botany concerned with the study of bryophytes
any Old World vine or climbing plant belonging to the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, yielding acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties. Historical Examples The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley Nature Near London Richard Jefferies Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various […]