wild brier

  1. the dog rose, Rosa canina.

  2. the sweetbrier, Rosa eglanteria.

  1. any other brier growing wild.

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How to use wild brier in a sentence

  • Freckles turned to the trail, but he stopped at every wild brier to study the pink satin of the petals.

    Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
  • There was a sort of rugged entrance at its base, over which the wild-brier and honeysuckle had formed a natural arch.

    Bits of Blarney | R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • Tangled masses of wild-brier and lichens surrounded its base, and pushed their way in through the open, dismantled doorway.

  • There was a wild-brier rose there that had been planted by Mrs. Marsden's grandmother.

  • They were only wild-brier roses; the real roses, as she called them, grew but reluctantly in this Northern air.

    Anne | Constance Fenimore Woolson

British Dictionary definitions for wild brier

wild brier

  1. another name for wild rose

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