• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brere A brier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brere See breer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brere (Spens.) Same as Brier.
    • v.i Brere (Scot.) to sprout.
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In literature:

He ordered major Brere-ton to wheel Draper's regiment to the left, and fall upon the enemy's flank.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
I'd hang him up by his own waist-rope Above yon tangled brere.
"The Bon Gaultier Ballads" by William Edmonstoune Aytoun Theodore Martin
How xuld any brere ben withoute rynde?
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
There failed never so little a bird That ever was bred on brere.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various

In poetry:

The bloom's on the brere, bonny lassie O!
Oak apples on the tree; and wilt thou gang to see
The shed I've made for thee,
Bonny lassie O!
"Bonny Lassie O!" by John Clare