briar

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English brær.

Noun[edit]

briar (plural briars)

  1. Any thorny plant, now especially a wild rose.
  2. (figuratively) Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings.
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Briar (pipe)

Etymology 2[edit]

From French bruyère, assimilated with Etymology 1, above.

Noun[edit]

briar (plural briars)

  1. The white heath, Erica arborea.
  2. A pipe made from the root of this plant.


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