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catbrier

[ kat-brahy-er ]
/ ˈkætˌbraɪ ər /
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noun

any prickly vine of the genus Smilax, especially S. rotundifolia, of eastern North America, growing in tangled masses.

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Origin of catbrier

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; cat + brier1
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British Dictionary definitions for catbrier

cat brier

noun

another name for greenbrier
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