Brier

Definition of Brier

Bri´er   Pronunciation: brī´ẽr
n.1.A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially, species of Rosa, Rubus, and Smilax.
2.Fig.: Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings.
The thorns and briers of reproof.
- Cowper.
Brier root
the root of the southern Smilax laurifolia and Smilax Walteri; - used for tobacco pipes. See also 2nd brier.
Cat brier
several species of Smilax (Smilax rotundifolia, etc.
Sweet brier
See Sweetbrier.
Yellow brier
the Rosa Eglantina.
1.the white heath Erica arborea.
2.a smoking pipe made of the root of the brier{1}.

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