- any Old World vine or climbing plant belonging to the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, yielding acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties.
Origin of bryony
Examples from the Web for briony
Contemporary Examples of briony
When romancing the dewy Briony, the cosmopolitan New Yorker Andrew sounds like the creepy European Humbert Humbert.The Brain Man: What is E. L. Doctorow Up to?
January 13, 2014
Historical Examples of briony
In its perfect state, it feeds on the blossom of the briony.Insect Architecture
To-day there was neither gravedigger nor robin—only the soft drip, drip of the rain on dock and thistle, fern and briony.Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Briony, which bears in its root a mark significative of a dropsical mans feet, was adopted as a cure for dropsy.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
The claspers of briony shoot into a spiral, and lay hold of whatever comes in their way for support.
The girl sat before him swathed in a darkness, with the edges of the briony leaves shining deadly—radiant above—young Hecate!Sandra Belloni, Complete
- a variant spelling of bryony