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Meaning of BRIAR

Pronunciation:  'brIur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
  2. [n]  evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
  3. [n]  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
  4. [n]  Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips

BRIAR is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: briar pipe, brier, bullbrier, catbrier, eglantine, Erica arborea, greenbrier, horsebrier, Rosa eglanteria, Smilax rotundifolia, sweetbriar, sweetbrier, tree heath
 See Also: briarroot, erica, genus Smilax, pipe, rose, Smilax, tobacco pipe, true heath, vine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bri"ar\, n.
Same as {Brier}.

Thesaurus Terms
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