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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How to use bryony in a sentence
From the infusion or decoction of the root of white bryony (Bryonia dioica).
The two kinds of wild bryony are also herbaceous climbers of rapid growth, and among the most beautiful of our hedge plants.Wood and Garden | Gertrude Jekyll
HE gardener bade Arcade and Zita sit down in an arbour walled with wild bryony, at the far end of the orchard.The Revolt of the Angels | Anatole France
Black bryony is a twining plant, and can travel spirally up the hazel stems, just as a hop ascends its pole.Rustic Sounds | Francis Darwin
Black bryony and woodbine twisted up every available stem, and a knot of blackthorn grew over all.Poachers and Poaching | John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for bryony
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