briery

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bri·er 1

also bri·ar  (brī′ər)
n.
Any of several prickly plants, such as certain rosebushes or the greenbrier.

[Middle English brer, from Old English brēr.]

bri′er·y adj.

bri·er 2

 (brī′ər)
n.
Variant of briar1.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.briery - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.briery - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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briery

also briary
adjective
Full of sharp needlelike protuberances:
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