briar

1
[ brahy-er ]
/ ˈbraɪ ər /
|

noun


Nearby words

  1. brezhnev, leonid ilyich,
  2. brian,
  3. brian boru,
  4. briand,
  5. briand, aristide,
  6. briard,
  7. briareus,
  8. briarroot,
  9. briarwood,
  10. bribe

Related formsbri·ar·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for briary

briar

1

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 Formsbriary or briery, adjective

Word Origin for briar

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

briar

2
/ (ˈbraɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of brier 1
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Word Origin and History for briary

briar

n.

see brier (n.1).

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