catbrier

noun

cat·​bri·​er ˈkat-ˌbrī(-ə)r How to pronounce catbrier (audio)
: any of a genus (Smilax) of dioecious often prickly climbing plants of the lily family

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of catbrier was in 1839

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“Catbrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catbrier. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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