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Sense: 1
Origin: Old English brer
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: briar type of heather (19-20 centuries), from French bruyère

briar

noun
     
Related topics: Tobacco, Plants
bri‧ar , brier
1 [uncountable and countable]HBP a wild bush with branches that have small sharp points
2 [countable]DFT a tobacco pipe made from briar

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