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brier

or

briar,

name sometimes given any thorny plant, more specifically the sweetbriersweetbrier,
 sweetbriar,
or eglantine
[O. Fr. from Lat.,=needle], wild rose of Europe (Rosa eglanteria), cultivated and now naturalized in the United States.
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, and the greenbrier. French brier, or brierroot, is a name for the root of the European white heathheath,
in botany, common name for some members of the Ericaceae, a family of chiefly evergreen shrubs with berry or capsule fruits. Plants of the heath family form the characteristic vegetation of many regions with acid soils, particularly the moors, swamps, and mountain slopes
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 so widely used in the manufacture of smoking pipes.

brier

, briar
any of various thorny shrubs or other plants, such as the sweetbrier and greenbrier
References in classic literature ?
I watched him striding along, through bog and brier, tapping with his stick, until he turned the end of a hill and disappeared in the next hollow.
Wild vines entangled the trees and flaunted in their faces; brambles and briers caught their clothes as they passed; the garter snake glided across their path; the spotted toad hopped and waddled before them; and the restless catbird mewed at them from every thicket.
The area had once been a grass plot, but was now shagged with briers and rank weeds.
The comte, still paler than Raoul, followed his son, painfully traversing briers and bushes, stones and ditches, Raoul not appearing to touch the earth, no obstacle seeming to impede the lightness of his march.
She thought of the wood, and stole towards it, heedless of long grass and briers: of worms, snails, and slugs, and all the creeping things that be.
Constellation Brands announced it acquired a majority stake in Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, marking Constellation's first ventures investment to be fully integrated into the business.
But agency officials say the levels of PCBs in the sediment and floodplain soils farther downstream, including in Little Brier Creek and Lower Brier Creek, are not expected to cause health effects or increase a person's risk of getting cancer.
WELSH sprint sensation Hannah Brier finished sixth in the 100m final at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement on the win by Team Kevin Koe at the 2016 Brier curling championship: Congratulations to Albertas Team Kevin Koe on winning the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier.
A FASCINATING book about Whitley Willows - home of Margaret Brier's grandparents Lucy and Harry Bates - has been published.
Brier Leahy suffered a broken collarbone, damaged spleen, torn liver and a ruptured bowel, which caused a serious infection, after falling at a cross country fence.
The best teams in Canadian men's curling will be in Calgary at the Saddledome this week for the Tim Hortons Brier. The CBC's Terri Trembath meets the man in charge of making the ice.