There are 2 definitions of brier in English:

brier1

Syllabification: bri·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbrī(ə)r
 
/
(also briar)

noun

Any of a number of prickly scrambling shrubs, especially the sweetbrier and other wild roses.

Derivatives

briery

adjective

Origin

Old English brǣr, brēr, of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation: ˈpəNGktəm
noun
a small, distinct point

There are 2 definitions of brier in English:

brier2

Syllabification: bri·er
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈbrī(ə)r/
(also briar)

noun

1 (also brier pipe) A tobacco pipe made from nodules borne at ground level by a large woody plant of the heath family.
2The white-flowered shrub of the heath family that bears these nodules, native chiefly to France and Corsica.
  • Erica arborea, family Ericaceae

Origin

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

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