briarroot
briarroot riarroot n. the hard woody root of the briar {Erica arborea}. [Also spelled {brierroot}.] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • briarroot — [brī′ər ro͞ot΄] n. BRIERROOT …   English World dictionary

  • briarroot — /bruy euhr rooht , root /, n. brierroot. * * * …   Universalium

  • briarroot — noun hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea • Hypernyms: ↑root • Part Holonyms: ↑tree heath, ↑briar, ↑brier, ↑Erica arborea • Substance Meronyms: ↑briarwood, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brierroot — briarroot riarroot n. the hard woody root of the briar {Erica arborea}. [Also spelled {brierroot}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erica arborea — briarroot riarroot n. the hard woody root of the briar {Erica arborea}. [Also spelled {brierroot}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • treeheath — tree heath n. A Mediterranean evergreen shrub or small tree (Erica arborea) having fragrant white flowers grouped in large terminal panicles. It is the source of briarroot. * * * …   Universalium

  • brierroot — /bruy euhr rooht , root /, n. 1. the root wood of the brier. 2. certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made. 3. a pipe made of brierroot. Also, briarroot. [1865 70; BRIER2 + ROOT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brierroot — bri•er•root or briarroot [[t]ˈbraɪ ərˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. 1) the root wood of the brier 2) certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made 3) a pipe made of brierroot • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • briar pipe — noun a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath • Syn: ↑briar • Hypernyms: ↑pipe, ↑tobacco pipe * * * noun see briar II …   Useful english dictionary

  • briarwood — noun wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes • Syn: ↑brierwood, ↑brier wood • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑briarroot …   Useful english dictionary

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