Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

black bryony

a twining Old World vine, Tamus communis, having heart-shaped leaves, small greenish flowers, and scarlet berries.
Also called black bindweed. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for black bryony
Historical Examples
  • black bryony is a twining plant, and can travel spirally up the hazel stems, just as a hop ascends its pole.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • black bryony and woodbine twisted up every available stem, and a knot of blackthorn grew over all.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • black bryony berries were twined about the lower branches, as were the dead leaves of honeysuckle.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for black bryony

black bryony

a climbing herbaceous Eurasian plant, Tamus communis, having small greenish flowers and poisonous red berries: family Dioscoreaceae
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for black bryony

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for black

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for black bryony