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briar

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[ brahy-er ]
/ ˈbraɪ ər /
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noun

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OTHER WORDS FROM briar

bri·ar·y, adjective

Definition for briar (2 of 2)

briar2
[ brahy-er ]
/ ˈbraɪ ər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for briar (1 of 2)

briar1

brier

/ (ˈbraɪə) /

noun

Also called: tree heath an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea, of S Europe, having a hard woody root (briarroot)
a tobacco pipe made from the root of this plant

Derived forms of briar

briary or briery, adjective

Word Origin for briar

C19: from French bruyère heath, from Late Latin brūcus, of Gaulish origin

British Dictionary definitions for briar (2 of 2)

briar2
/ (ˈbraɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of brier 1
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