brierberry

noun

bri·​er·​ber·​ry
ˈbrī-ər-ˌber-ē,
-ˌbe-rē
variants or briarberry
1
: the brownish black fruit of a prickly bush (Rubus cuneifolius) of the eastern U.S.
2
: the plant that bears the brierberry

Word History

Etymology

briar entry 1, brier + berry

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“Brierberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brierberry. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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