brierroot

noun
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briarroot

Definition of brierroot

  1. :  the root of various plants (such as Erica arborea of southern Europe or members of the genera Rhododendron and Smilax of the U.S.) used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes; especially :  the burl of the brier used in the manufacture of briars

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Origin and Etymology of brierroot

2brier, briar + root


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