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brierroot

or bri·ar·root

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

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

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Origin of brierroot

First recorded in 1865–70; brier2 + root1

Words nearby brierroot

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Example sentences from the Web for brierroot

  • Just before reaching Cedarville they came to a side road, leading to a spot called Brierroot Grove.

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British Dictionary definitions for brierroot

brierroot
/ (ˈbraɪəˌruːt) /

noun

a variant spelling of briarroot Also: 'brierˌwood
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