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 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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  • white bryony — baltoji brienė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Bryonia alba), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje, vidurio ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bryonia alba angl. white bryony vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white bryony — noun white flowered vine having thick roots and bearing small black berries; Europe to Iran • Syn: ↑devil s turnip, ↑Bryonia alba • Hypernyms: ↑bryony, ↑briony …   Useful english dictionary

  • white bryony — /waɪt ˈbraɪəni/ (say wuyt bruyuhnee) noun a European bryony, Bryonia dioica …   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

  • bryony — /bruy euh nee/, n., pl. bryonies. any Old World vine or climbing plant belonging to the genus Bryonia, of the gourd family, yielding acrid juice having emetic and purgative properties. Also, briony. [bef. 1000; ME brionie, OE bryonia < L < Gk: a… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • white 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 — n. (pl. ies) any climbing plant of the genus Bryonia, esp. B. dioica bearing greenish white flowers and red berries. Phrases and idioms: black bryony a similar unrelated plant, Tamus communis, bearing poisonous berries. Etymology: L bryonia f. Gk …   Useful english dictionary

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