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NOUN (4)

1. Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips;
[syn: sweetbrier, sweetbriar, brier, briar, eglantine, Rosa eglanteria]

2. 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;
[syn: bullbrier, greenbrier, catbrier, horse brier, horse-brier, brier, briar, Smilax rotundifolia]

3. evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes;
[syn: tree heath, briar, brier, Erica arborea]

4. a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath;
[syn: briar, briar pipe]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Briar \Bri"ar\, n. Same as Brier. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brier \Bri"er\, Briar \Bri"ar\ (br[imac]"[~e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially, species of Rosa, Rubus, and Smilax. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings. [1913 Webster] The thorns and briers of reproof. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Brier root, the root of the southern Smilax laurifolia and Smilax Walteri; -- used for tobacco pipes. See also 2nd brier. Cat brier, Green brier, several species of Smilax (Smilax rotundifolia, etc.) Sweet brier (Rosa rubiginosa). See Sweetbrier. Yellow brier, the Rosa Eglantina. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

briar n 1: Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips [syn: sweetbrier, sweetbriar, brier, briar, eglantine, Rosa eglanteria] 2: 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 [syn: bullbrier, greenbrier, catbrier, horse brier, horse-brier, brier, briar, Smilax rotundifolia] 3: evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes [syn: tree heath, briar, brier, Erica arborea] 4: a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath [syn: briar, briar pipe]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "briar": adherent, adhesive, barnacle, bramble, brier, brier bush, bristle, bulldog, burr, bush, cactus, catchweed, cement, cleavers, decal, decalcomania, glue, goose grass, gunk, leech, limpet, molasses, mucilage, needle, nettle, paste, pine needle, plaster, prickle, quill, remora, scrub, shrub, shrubbery, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, sticker, syrup, thistle, thorn, yucca
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Briar, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 5350 Housing Units (2000): 2105 Land area (2000): 20.572656 sq. miles (53.282933 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 20.572656 sq. miles (53.282933 sq. km) FIPS code: 10192 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 32.973507 N, 97.540710 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Briar, TX Briar