bryony

play
noun bry·o·ny \ˈbrī-ə-nē\

Definition of bryony

plural

bryonies

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

Origin and Etymology of bryony

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

bryony

play
noun bry·o·ny \ˈbrī-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of bryony

plural

bryonies

  1. :  any plant of the genus Bryonia


Learn More about bryony


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bryony? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ