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

Examples of bryony in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the speed, the swiftness, walking into clarity, Like last year’s bryony are gone. Anthony Lan, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021

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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 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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