Definition of brierroot in English:


Syllabification: bri·er·root
Pronunciation: /ˈbrī(ə)rˌro͞ot, -ˌro͝ot


  • Wood from the nodules of the brier (Erica arborea), used especially for making tobacco pipes.
    More example sentences
    • During the Civil War, soldiers carved pipes from brierroot, and chessmen from pine.
    • The upper half is Sherlock Holmes with his hat, cloak, and pipe - though whether brierroot or clay can't be determined.
    • The familiar brierwood pipe was set between his teeth.

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