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briar:

see brierbrier
or briar,
name sometimes given any thorny plant, more specifically the sweetbrier, and the greenbrier. French brier, or brierroot, is a name for the root of the European white heath so widely used in the manufacture of smoking pipes.
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briar

, brier
1. an ericaceous shrub, Erica arborea, of S Europe, having a hard woody root (briarroot)
2. a tobacco pipe made from the root of this plant
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During the First World War, British troops in the trenches in France were all supplied with its famous "white spot" brand briar pipes as standard issue.
A whole new world of enjoyment will open up for you once you start discovering the various types of briar, the thousands of blends of exquisite tobaccos from all over the world, the hundreds of traditional and unusual shapes, sizes, and finishes for a pipe, and the possibilities for beautiful artwork carved into meerschaum and briar pipes.