less common spelling of briar

: a plant (such as a rose, blackberry, or greenbrier) having a usually woody and thorny or prickly stem
a thicket of briars
… head up an almost invisible trail along the left bank, through young pines and briars.Robert F. Jones
see also briar patch
: a mass of briars
… threading his way with perfect skill between tree-trunks, jumping over bush and briar and the smaller streams …C. S. Lewis
… volunteers methodically searching through the briar and trees …Roy Bragg
: a branch or twig of a briar
With my pair of brush cutters that I always carried I cut away enough of the long briars to provide an opening for me to sit comfortably in.Jean Solbert

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“Brier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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variant of briar

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