horsebrier
horsebrier horsebrier n. a very prickly woody vine ({Smilax rotundifolia}) of eastern U. S. growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries.

Syn: bullbrier, greenbrier, catbrier, brier, briar, {Smilax rotundifolia}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • horsebrier — /hawrs bruy euhr/, n. catbrier. [1830 40, Amer.; HORSE + BRIER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Horsebrier — Smilax (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • horsebrier — /hawrs bruy euhr/, n. catbrier. [1830 40, Amer.; HORSE + BRIER1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smilax rotundifolia — horsebrier horsebrier n. a very prickly woody vine ({Smilax rotundifolia}) of eastern U. S. growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smilax rotundifolia — horsebrier horsebrier n. a very prickly woody vine ({Smilax rotundifolia}) of eastern U. S. growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catbrier — n. a very prickly woody vine of eastern U.S. ({Smilax rotundifolia}) growing in tangled masses, having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries. Syn: bullbrier,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smilax rotundifolia — catbrier catbrier n. a very prickly woody vine of eastern U.S. ({Smilax rotundifolia}) growing in tangled masses, having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smilax rotundifolia — catbrier catbrier n. a very prickly woody vine of eastern U.S. ({Smilax rotundifolia}) growing in tangled masses, having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catbrier — /kat bruy euhr/, n. any prickly vine of the genus Smilax, esp. S. rotundifolia, of eastern North America, growing in tangled masses. Also called greenbrier, bullbrier, horsebrier. [1830 40, Amer.; CAT1 + BRIER1] * * * …   Universalium

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