greenbrier

[green-brahy-er]

Origin of greenbrier

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; green + brier1
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greenbrier

noun
  1. any of several prickly climbing plants of the liliaceous genus Smilax, esp S. rotundifolia of the eastern US, which has small green flowers and blackish berriesAlso called: cat brier
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