bryony

noun
bry·​o·​ny | \ ˈbrī-ə-nē How to pronounce bryony (audio) \
plural bryonies

Definition of bryony

: any of a genus (Bryonia) of tendril-bearing vines of the gourd family with large leaves and red or black fruit

First Known Use of bryony

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bryony

Middle English, from Latin bryonia, from Greek bryōnia; akin to Greek bryein

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“Bryony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bryony. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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bryony

noun
bry·​o·​ny | \ ˈbrī-ə-nē How to pronounce bryony (audio) \
plural bryonies

Medical Definition of bryony

: any plant of the genus Bryonia

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