black bryony


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black bryony

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A poisonous, perennial twining herb (Tamus communis) native to Eurasia, having blackish roots and red berries.

black bryony

n
(Plants) a climbing herbaceous Eurasian plant, Tamus communis, having small greenish flowers and poisonous red berries: family Dioscoreaceae
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Noun1.black bryony - common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries
genus Tamus, Tamus - a genus of tuberous vines of the family Dioscoreaceae; has twining stems and heart-shaped leaves and axillary racemes
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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What does it do: Very few plants of this size spring from such an enormous root, which closely resembles Mandragora officinalis; this distinguishes it from Black bryony (Tamus communis), which has black roots, and is not related.