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noun green·bri·er \-ˌbrī(-ə)r\

Definition of greenbrier

  1. :  any of a genus (Smilax) of woody or herbaceous vines of the lily family; especially :  a prickly vine (S. rotundifolia) of the eastern United States with umbels of small greenish flowers

Circa 1785

First Known Use of greenbrier

circa 1785

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