briarroot

[brahy-er-root, -roo t]

noun


Nearby words

  1. briand,
  2. briand, aristide,
  3. briar,
  4. briard,
  5. briareus,
  6. briarwood,
  7. bribe,
  8. bribery,
  9. bric-a-brac,
  10. brice

brierroot

or bri·ar·root

[brahy-er-root, -roo t]

noun

the root wood of the brier.
certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made.
a pipe made of brierroot.

Origin of brierroot

First recorded in 1865–70; brier2 + root1

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British Dictionary definitions for briarroot

briarroot

brierroot

noun

the hard woody root of the briar, used for making tobacco pipes
any of several other woods used to make tobacco pipes
Also called: briarwood, brierwood

brierroot

noun

a variant spelling of briarroot Also: 'brierˌwood
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