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bri·er 1

also bri·ar  (brī′ər)
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

Variant of briar1.
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


also briary
Full of sharp needlelike protuberances:
References in classic literature ?
It was at the dawn of day in the merry Maytime, when hedgerows are green and flowers bedeck the meadows; daisies pied and yellow cuckoo buds and fair primroses all along the briery hedges; when apple buds blossom and sweet birds sing, the lark at dawn of day, the throstle cock and cuckoo; when lads and lasses look upon each other with sweet thoughts; when busy housewives spread their linen to bleach upon the bright green grass.
the briery gay theatre is a 4 storey building encompassing a library on the ground floor and theatre on level 1,2 and 3.
They also did a great job during the week, attending a number of events and visiting Briery Park Care Home, Thornhill Hospital and the Alzheimer's Day Centre.
The matter was transferred to Shrewsbury Crown Court where Blair, now of Briery Lane, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, will be sentenced on a date to be fixed.
Misty Whisky, who led home Farne (third), Whitehotchillifili and Briery Express in a Sandown bumper last month, rates a threat, along with The Glancing Queen.
Brandon Briery on the Ability Experience at Camp CAMP
Wray Vamplew 75 historian & author; Ed Bowen 76 US historian & journalist; Noel Williams 42 trainer of Briery Queen; Glen Sparkes 40 rider of Soaked & Quito; Andy Streeter 49 BHA stable inspecting officer; Paul Hornung 83 former American football star & breeder Please notify birthday greetings to us at least one week before publication
Alan King's star didn't travel especially well but was still tracking eventual winner Briery Queen (8-1) when he parted company with Barry Geraghty at the seventh fence.
The four-year-old held off the challenge of Briery Queen (20-1) to win in cosy style by a length.
for Poetry, Briery Creek Press, 2012) and Back of the Envelope
Kevin Oates, of Briery Grove in Mirfield, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
Bridesmaids were Rachel Bozeman, Laurel Briery, Kathleen Carollo, Jessica Falvey, Erica Harvey, Ashley McCain, and Sally Beth McCullough.