• synonyms

wild brier

  1. the dog rose, Rosa canina.
  2. the sweetbrier, Rosa eglanteria.
  3. any other brier growing wild.
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Historical Examples of wild brier

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

    That Old-Time Child, Roberta

    Sophie Fox Sea

  • Tangled masses of wild-brier and lichens surrounded its base, and pushed their way in through the open, dismantled doorway.

  • 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

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


    Constance Fenimore Woolson

British Dictionary definitions for wild brier

wild brier

  1. another name for wild rose
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