Entry from US English dictionary
Wood from the nodules of the brier (Erica arborea), used especially for making tobacco pipes.
- 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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