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Definition of "catbrier" []

  • Any of several woody, usually prickly dioecious vines of the genus Smilax, having greenish unisexual flowers, heart-shaped leaves, and usually bluish to black berries. Also called greenbrier, smilax. (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 "catbrier" in a sentence
  • "The two cardinals that sat in the catbrier between visits to the feeders were waiting for me to leave."
  • "Whether it's a sedge-rimmed Alberta pond or a Georgia slough choked with catbrier, pocket water that has been created by beaver, nature's most impressive engineers, provides intimate, up-close-and-personal duck hunting."
  • "Fertilizers, which you can buy at most hardware stores, help release nutrients in plants -- such as witch hazel, honeysuckle, and catbrier, all foods that whitetails already prefer -- and make them even more attractive."