Definition of brierroot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrī(ə)rˌro͞ot/ Pronunciation: /-ˌro͝ot/


Wood from the nodules of the brier (Erica arborea), used especially for making tobacco pipes.
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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Syllabification: bri·er·root

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