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bri·er 1also bri·ar (brī′ər)
Any of several prickly plants, such as certain rosebushes or the greenbrier.
[Middle English brer, from Old English brēr.]
Variant of briar1.
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|Adj.||1.||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"|
barbellate, briary, bristled, setaceous, setose, burred, burry, prickly, barbed, spiny, thorny, bristly
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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