brier

noun
bri·​er

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1 : 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
2a : 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
b : 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brier. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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