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bryony

or bri·o·ny

[ brahy-uh-nee ]
/ ˈbraɪ ə ni /
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noun, plural bry·o·nies.

any Old World vine or climbing plant belonging to the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, yielding acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties.

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Origin of bryony

before 1000; Middle English brionie,Old English bryōnia<Latin <Greek: a wild vine
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bryony

briony

/ (ˈbraɪənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

any of several herbaceous climbing plants of the cucurbitaceous genus Bryonia, of Europe and N AfricaSee also black bryony, white bryony

Word Origin for bryony

Old English bryōnia, from Latin, from Greek bruōnia
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