Definition of bryony in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrʌɪəni/
(also white bryony)

noun (plural bryonies)

A climbing Eurasian hedgerow plant with lobed hairy leaves, red berries, and spring-like tendrils. See also black bryony.
  • Bryonia dioica, the only British member of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae).
Example sentences
  • The author suggests that the mandrake tradition may have originated in Persia, and other plants may have been previously similarly used in Northern Europe (e.g. bryony, Bryonia dioica) and in China (ginseng, Panax ginseng).
  • The white bryony flowers are very small and have green veins.
  • The two listed active ingredients, white bryony (a type of vine) and potassium dichromate, are diluted to .000001 PPM and 1 PPM respectively.


Old English, via Latin from Greek bruōnia.

Words that rhyme with bryony

Briony, Hermione

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