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Definition of "brier" [bri•er]

  • Any of several prickly plants, such as certain rosebushes or the greenbrier. (noun)
  • Variant of briar1. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brier" in a sentence
  • "The man and woman were employed in bruising what was called brier root, which they had dug from the forest, for food."
  • "And is Lady S. pulling some kind of brier-patch scenario here?"
  • "Heb. hedek (Prov. 15: 19), rendered "brier" in Micah 7: 4."