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 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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  • Black Bryony — Taxobox name = Black Bryony image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Dioscoreales familia = Dioscoreaceae genus = Tamus species = T. communis binomial = Tamus communis binomial authority = L.Black… …   Wikipedia

  • black bryony — paprastoji dioskorėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dioskorėjinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Dioscorea communis), paplitęs Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dioscorea communis angl. black bindweed;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black bryony — a twining Old World vine, Tamus communis, having heart shaped leaves, small greenish flowers, and scarlet berries. Also called black bindweed. * * * …   Universalium

  • black bryony — noun common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries • Syn: ↑black bindweed, ↑Tamus communis • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Tamus, ↑genus Tamus …   Useful english dictionary

  • black bryony — /blæk ˈbraɪəni/ (say blak bruyuhnee) noun a twining European perennial vine with red berries, Tamus communis …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • Bryony — This article is for plants in genus Bryonia. See also Black Bryony .Taxobox name = Bryonia image width = 250px image caption = Bryonia alba (white briony) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Cucurbitales… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • bryony — [ brʌɪəni] noun (plural bryonies) a climbing hedgerow plant with red berries. [Bryonia dioica (white bryony) and Tamus communis (black bryony).] Origin OE, via L. from Gk bruōnia …   English new terms dictionary

  • bryony — /ˈbraɪəni/ (say bruyuhnee) noun (plural bryonies) 1. any plant of the genus Bryonia or related genera of the family Cucurbitaceae, comprising vines or climbers with acrid juice and emetic and purgative properties, as white bryony, Bryonia dioica …   Australian English dictionary

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