rough bryony
Bryony Bry"o*ny (br[imac]"[-o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni`a, fr. bry`ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white bryony}) and of {Bryonia dioica} is a strong, irritating cathartic. [1913 Webster]

{Black bryony}, a plant ({Tamus communis}) so named from its dark glossy leaves and black root; black bindweed. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Bryony — Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white bryony}) and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black bryony — Bryony Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white bryony — Bryony Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bryonia alba — Bryony Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bryonia dioica — Bryony Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tamus communis — Bryony Bry o*ny (br[imac] [ o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni a, fr. bry ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus {Bryonia}. The root of {Bryonia alba} ({rough bryony} or {white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bindweed — Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or {Tamus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black bindweed — Bindweed Bind weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Convolvulus}; as, {greater bindweed} ({Convolvulus Sepium}); {lesser bindweed} ({Convolvulus arvensis}); the {white bindweed}, the {blue bindweed}, the {Syrian bindweed}. The black bryony, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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