catbrier

noun
cat·​bri·​er | \ ˈkat-ˌbrī(-ə)r How to pronounce catbrier (audio) \

Definition of catbrier

: any of a genus (Smilax) of dioecious often prickly climbing plants of the lily family

First Known Use of catbrier

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Catbrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catbrier. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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