or bri·o·ny

[ brahy-uh-nee ]

noun,plural bry·o·nies.
  1. 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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bryony



/ (ˈbraɪənɪ) /

nounplural -nies
  1. any of several herbaceous climbing plants of the cucurbitaceous genus Bryonia, of Europe and N Africa: See also black bryony, white bryony

Origin of bryony

Old English bryōnia, from Latin, from Greek bruōnia

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