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English noun: brier

1. brier (plant) tangled mass of prickly plants


Synonymsbrier patch, brierpatch


Broader (hypernym)botany, flora, vegetation

2. brier (plant) a thorny stem or twig


Broader (hypernym)branchlet, sprig, twig

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


Synonymsbriar, eglantine, Rosa eglanteria, sweetbriar, sweetbrier


Broader (hypernym)rose, rosebush

4. brier (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


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


Broader (hypernym)vine


Member meronymgenus Smilax, Smilax

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


Synonymsbriar, Erica arborea, tree heath


Broader (hypernym)erica, true heath


Part holonymbriarroot









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