bullbrier


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bullbrier

(ˈbʊlˌbraɪə)
n
(Plants) a prickly vine of the genus Smilax, with small green flowers and inedible black berries
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Noun1.bullbrier - a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berriesbullbrier - a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
genus Smilax, Smilax - sometimes placed in Smilacaceae
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Streett (1997), Impact-Echo, Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete and Masonry, Bullbrier Press, Ithaca, N.