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English noun: briar

1. briar (plant) Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

Synonymsbrier, eglantine, Rosa eglanteria, sweetbriar, sweetbrier

Broader (hypernym)rose, rosebush

2. briar (plant) a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries

Synonymsbrier, bullbrier, catbrier, greenbrier, horse brier, horse-brier, Smilax rotundifolia

Broader (hypernym)vine

Member meronymgenus Smilax, Smilax

3. briar (plant) evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes

Synonymsbrier, Erica arborea, tree heath

Broader (hypernym)erica, true heath

Part holonymbriarroot

4. briar (artifact) a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath

Synonymsbriar pipe

Broader (hypernym)pipe, tobacco pipe

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