There are 2 definitions of briar in English:

briar1

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Pronunciation: /brʌɪə
 
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(also brier)

noun

  • Any of a number of prickly scrambling shrubs, especially a wild rose: [as modifier]: a briar patch
    • Genus Rosa, family Rosaceae: several species, including the Eurasian sweet briar (R. rubiginosa)
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    • ‘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.

Derivatives

briary

adjective
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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.

Origin

Old English brǣr, brēr, of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of briar in English:

briar2

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Pronunciation: /brʌɪə
 
/
(also brier)

noun

  • 1 (also briar pipe) A tobacco pipe made from woody nodules borne at ground level by a large woody plant of the heather family.
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    • 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.
  • 2The tree heath, which bears the nodules from which briar pipes are made.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French bruyère 'heath, heather', from medieval Latin brucus.

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