greenbrier

noun
green·​bri·​er | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbrī(-ə)r How to pronounce greenbrier (audio) \

Definition of greenbrier

: any of a genus (Smilax) of woody or herbaceous vines of the lily family especially : a prickly vine (S. rotundifolia) of the eastern U.S. with umbels of small greenish flowers

Examples of greenbrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look instead for greenbrier, honeysuckle, plum, laurel, sumac, blackberry, clear-cuts, browse, and forbs in the woods or natural clearings. Jeff Murray, Field & Stream, "10 Common Deer Hunting Mistakes You Should Fix," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of greenbrier

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenbrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenbrier. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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