briarroot

[ brahy-er-root, -root ]
/ ˈbraɪ ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt /

noun

a variant of brierroot.

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British Dictionary definitions for briarroot

briarroot

brierroot

/ (ˈbraɪəˌruːt) /

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
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