- Any of a number of prickly scrambling shrubs, especially a wild rose: [as modifier]: a briar patch
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- Genus Rosa, family Rosaceae: several species, including the Eurasian sweet briar (R. rubiginosa)
- ‘You're not stupid,’ Bella continued, speaking more to the rose briars than to him.
- Glen smiled at the thought of a dirty forest with trees, briars, and wild animals.
- Throughout this long afternoon, we remained motionless in the briar patch.
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- Concentrated and briary, it is spurred on by the 20 per cent grenache used in the blend.
- This offering heaves with fat, rustic, briary fruit.
- This bold, briary, palate is terrific value and will work well with hearty, meaty winter soups.
Old English brǣr, brēr, of unknown origin.
- 1 (also briar pipe) A tobacco pipe made from woody nodules borne at ground level by a large woody plant of the heather family.More example sentences
- The Centenier finished his coffee, while Holmes selected and filled his briar pipe.
- The briar pipe continued to epitomise solid, dependable, common sense masculinity.
- Every man present had filled his clay or briar pipes with good Virginia tobacco.
mid 19th century: from French bruyère 'heath, heather', from medieval Latin brucus.