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[boo l-brahy-er]
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  1. catbrier.

Origin of bullbrier

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bull1 + brier1
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Examples from the Web for bullbrier

Historical Examples

  • 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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