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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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Dry cherry fruit is solid, not overly extracted, with a medium body; smooth briary tannins, subtle oak vanilla, and crisp acidity; good value.
After their 1963 move into Ardendale, Graham's father who had moved from The Briary to Dorridge was back visiting.
Bold cherry, red-plum, and briary blackberry flavors are succulent and mouthwatering, supported by firm tannins and excellent acidity.
Briary currently covers the Stanley and Consett area and Mr Brewis aims to build a network across the North East.
Flank steaks and veal chops meet their match in this peppery, black-fruited Sonoma red; plush and briary zinfandel fruitiness is darkened by the presence of petite sirah and alicante bouschet, and polished by spicy toasted oak notes from 15 months of barrel age.
A 100% zin with no oak influence, just great varietal character; plummy, briary raspberry fruit with ripe fruit aftertaste.
Simon Andrews won the other two with Briary Boy and Nimbus Stratus, the latter after emerging unscathed from a shambolic start in which two riders were unseated.
Vibrant, briary berries mix it up with violets, mocha, and espresso through an endless finish.
Peter Brewis started Briary Garden Services in Consett, County Durham, when his 25-year career in finance for the housing and education sectors came to an end.
Dark ruby; smoky, briary, red berry with red plum and stony earth; red cherry fruit with nice purity, smooth with good acid and soft tannins to balance pepper and mineral overtones in the red berry finish.
86 Hanna 2001 Alexander Valley Zinfandel (California), With a dark ruby purple color and lots of briary blackberry fruit with peppery notes, this is a corpulent wine with blueberry and chocolate flavors, low acid and broad tannins, with a red plum and spicy cocoa finish.
Oak toast stays well in the background in this elegant, understated wine, allowing the briary red-berry friut to take center stage.