Definitions of briar
  1. noun
    Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
    synonyms: Rosa eglanteria, brier, eglantine, sweetbriar, sweetbrier
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    type of:
    rose, rosebush
    any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
  2. noun
    a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    synonyms: Smilax rotundifolia, brier, bullbrier, catbrier, greenbrier, horse brier, horse-brier
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    type of:
    a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
  3. noun
    evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
    synonyms: Erica arborea, brier, tree heath
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    type of:
    erica, true heath
    any plant of the genus Erica
  4. noun
    a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
    synonyms: briar pipe
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    type of:
    pipe, tobacco pipe
    a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
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