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.
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
The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith

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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