bullbrier

[boo l-brahy-er]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. bullary,
  2. bullate,
  3. bullbaiting,
  4. bullbat,
  5. bullboat,
  6. bullbucker,
  7. bulldog,
  8. bulldog ant,
  9. bulldog clip,
  10. bulldog edition

Origin of bullbrier

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bull1 + brier1

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Examples from the Web for bullbrier

  • 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
  • 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