Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: briar
IPA transcription: [bɹ'aɪɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: briar, briar_pipe
    Meaning: a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
  • Synonyms: tree_heath, briar, brier, Erica_arborea
    Meaning: evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
  • Synonyms: bullbrier, greenbrier, catbrier, horse_brier, horse-brier, brier, briar, Smilax_rotundifolia
    Meaning: a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
  • Synonyms: sweetbrier, sweetbriar, brier, briar, eglantine, Rosa_eglanteria
    Meaning: Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
Usage examples
  • Sandy squatted cross-legged on the hearthrug and lit a foul old briar pipe, which he extricated from some pouch among his skins.
  • She said she had smoked it for twenty years, and "it always makes me giddy!" The writer, in August 1913, saw a woman seated by the roadside in County Down, Ireland, calmly smoking a large briar pipe.