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black bryony

noun
1.
a twining Old World vine, Tamus communis, having heart-shaped leaves, small greenish flowers, and scarlet berries.
Also called black bindweed.
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  • black bryony and woodbine twisted up every available stem, and a knot of blackthorn grew over all.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • black bryony is a twining plant, and can travel spirally up the hazel stems, just as a hop ascends its pole.

    Rustic Sounds Francis Darwin
  • black bryony berries were twined about the lower branches, as were the dead leaves of honeysuckle.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for black bryony

black bryony

noun
1.
a climbing herbaceous Eurasian plant, Tamus communis, having small greenish flowers and poisonous red berries: family Dioscoreaceae
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