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briar1

[brahy-er] /ˈbraɪ ər/
noun
1.
brier1 .
Related forms
briary, adjective
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  • Facing that briary jungle on the ground level was a little daunting.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • Its condition is recorded therein as that of heathy, furzy, briary wilderness—‘Bruaria.’

    The Hardy Country Charles G. Harper
  • Every few yards they had to climb half rotted tree trunks studded with briary creepers and alive with ants.

    The Blind Lion of the Congo Elliott Whitney
  • The sound came from the further corner of the deserted quarry, where a crest of soft and shingly rock overhung a briary thicket.

    Cripps, the Carrier R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
  • They could hear faintly the voices of a few Englishmen who cursed as they wandered among the briary undergrowth.

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
British Dictionary definitions for briary

briar1

/ˈbraɪə/
noun
1.
Also called tree heath. an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea, of S Europe, having a hard woody root (briarroot)
2.
a tobacco pipe made from the root of this plant
Derived Forms
briary, briery, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French bruyère heath, from Late Latin brūcus, of Gaulish origin

briar2

/ˈbraɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of brier1
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Word Origin and History for briary

briar

n.

see brier (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for briary

briar

noun

A file or hacksaw (1830s+ Underworld)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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