- 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 bryony
Historical Examples of bryony
Like the Purpura and the Pterocera, the bryony and other shells and plants.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
The hops seem to be the most powerful, and hold the bryony in the background.
Without the bryony this preparation is known as Aqua hysterica.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Bryony, brī′o-ni, n. a wild climbing plant, common in English hedgerows.
Both have vine-like leaves; but the hops are wrinkled, those of the bryony hairy or rough to the touch.