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NOUN (5)

1. tangled mass of prickly plants;
[syn: brier, brierpatch, brier patch]

2. a thorny stem or twig;

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

4. 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]

5. 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]

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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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brier \Bri"er\, n. 1. the white heath Erica arborea. --RHUD. [PJC] 2. a smoking pipe made of the root of the brier[1]. Note: Brierroot seems to have been used formerly as a term meaning root of the Smilax laurifolia and is now defined as root of the Erica arborea. Not clear when this changed. -- PJC. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

brier n 1: tangled mass of prickly plants [syn: brier, brierpatch, brier patch] 2: a thorny stem or twig 3: Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips [syn: sweetbrier, sweetbriar, brier, briar, eglantine, Rosa eglanteria] 4: 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] 5: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "brier": adherent, adhesive, barnacle, bramble, 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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Brier This word occurs frequently, and is the translation of several different terms. (1.) Micah 7:4, it denotes a species of thorn shrub used for hedges. In Prov. 15:19 the word is rendered "thorn" (Heb. _hedek_, "stinging"), supposed by some to be what is called the "apple of Sodom" (q.v.). (2.) Ezek. 28:24, _sallon'_, properly a "prickle," such as is found on the shoots of the palm tree. (3.) Isa. 55:13, probably simply a thorny bush. Some, following the Vulgate Version, regard it as the "nettle." (4.) Isa. 5:6; 7:23-25, etc., frequently used to denote thorny shrubs in general. In 10:17; 27:4, it means troublesome men. (5.) In Heb. 6:8 the Greek word (tribolos) so rendered means "three-pronged," and denotes the land caltrop, a low throny shrub resembling in its spikes the military "crow-foot." Comp. Matt. 7:16, "thistle."
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Brier, WA -- U.S. city in Washington Population (2000): 6383 Housing Units (2000): 2115 Land area (2000): 2.130056 sq. miles (5.516820 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.130056 sq. miles (5.516820 sq. km) FIPS code: 07940 Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53 Location: 47.790019 N, 122.273068 W ZIP Codes (1990): 98036 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Brier, WA Brier