briary
briary riary adj. 1. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns etc.; -- of plants or animals.

Syn: barbed, barbellate, briery, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, spiny, thorny. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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