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Definition 1: evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for brier in the sense of this definition

(brier is a kind of ...) any plant of the genus Erica

(brier is a part of ...) hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea

Definition 2: a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for brier in the sense of this definition

(brier is a kind of ...) a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

(... is a member of brier) sometimes placed in Smilacaceae

Definition 3: Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for brier in the sense of this definition

(brier is a kind of ...) any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses

Definition 4: tangled mass of prickly plants - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for brier in the sense of this definition

(brier is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 5: a thorny stem or twig - [noun denoting plant]

(brier is a kind of ...) a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

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