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bullbrier

[boo l-brahy-er] /ˈbʊlˌbraɪ ər/
noun
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Origin of bullbrier
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; bull1 + brier1
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  • It led straight to the bullbrier thicket where the old beech partridge roosted.

    Secret of the Woods William J. Long
  • Years later I crossed the old pasture and went straight to the bullbrier tangle.

    Secret of the Woods William J. Long
  • One who walks in the woods at sunset sometimes hears it from a tangle of grapevine and bullbrier.

    Ways of Wood Folk William J. Long

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