bullbrier

bullbrier
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
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑briary (for: ↑briar)
Hypernyms: ↑vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Smilax, ↑genus Smilax

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: any of several American plants of the genus Smilax with large farinaceous rootstocks formerly used as food by the Indians — compare greenbrier

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/bool"bruy'euhr/, n.
catbrier.
[1850-55, Amer.; BULL1 + BRIER1]

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