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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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