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wild brier

the dog rose, Rosa canina.
the sweetbrier, Rosa eglanteria.
any other brier growing wild. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Tangled masses of wild-brier and lichens surrounded its base, and pushed their way in through the open, dismantled doorway.

  • There was a wild-brier rose there that had been planted by Mrs. Marsden's grandmother.

  • They were only wild-brier roses; the real roses, as she called them, grew but reluctantly in this Northern air.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • There was a sort of rugged entrance at its base, over which the wild-brier and honeysuckle had formed a natural arch.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for wild-brier

wild brier

another name for wild rose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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