brier

Primary Meanings of brier

1.
n
a thorny stem or twig
2.
n
Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
3.
n
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
4.
n
evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
Full Definitions of brier
1

n a thorny stem or twig

Type of:
branchlet, sprig, twig
a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

n tangled mass of prickly plants

Synonyms:
brier patch, brierpatch
Type of:
botany, flora, vegetation
all the plant life in a particular region or period
2

n Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

Synonyms:
Rosa eglanteria, briar, eglantine, sweetbriar, sweetbrier
Type of:
rose, rosebush
any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
3

n 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, briar, bullbrier, catbrier, greenbrier, horse brier, horse-brier
Type of:
vine
a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
4

n evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes

Synonyms:
Erica arborea, briar, tree heath
Type of:
erica, true heath
any plant of the genus Erica

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