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any prickly vine of the genus Smilax, especially S. rotundifolia, of eastern North America, growing in tangled masses.
Historical Examples

There was privet budding and hawthorn fading, and barberry and catbrier and wild grape, in fresh June coloring.
Missy Miriam Coles Harris

Sometimes it is a stem of the catbrier; again a rose or blackberry.
In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham

The sun was behind the cedar and barberry and catbrier banks.
Missy Miriam Coles Harris


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