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bullbrier

[ bool-brahy-er ]
/ ˈbʊlˌbraɪ ər /
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noun
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Origin of bullbrier

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bull1 + brier1
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How to use bullbrier in a sentence

  • One who walks in the woods at sunset sometimes hears it from a tangle of grapevine and bullbrier.

    Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long
  • It led straight to the bullbrier thicket where the old beech partridge roosted.

    Secret of the Woods|William J. Long
  • Years later I crossed the old pasture and went straight to the bullbrier tangle.

    Secret of the Woods|William J. Long
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