briony

Definitions of briony
  1. noun
    a vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
    synonyms: bryony
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    types:
    Bryonia alba, devil's turnip, white bryony
    white-flowered vine having thick roots and bearing small black berries; Europe to Iran
    Bryonia dioica, red bryony, wild hop
    bryony having fleshy roots pale green flowers and very small red berries; Europe; North Africa; western Asia
    type of:
    vine
    a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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