black bryony


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black bryony common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black bryony a plant (Tamus communis) so named from its dark glossy leaves and black root; black bindweed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Black bryony a climbing plant similar to bryony in habit and disposition, but which may be readily distinguished by its simple, entire, heart-shaped leaves, which are smooth and somewhat glossy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. bryōnia.


In literature:

A black bryony plant grew up round it, rising in a spiral.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Black bryony is a twining plant, and can travel spirally up the hazel stems, just as a hop ascends its pole.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
Black bryony is the only British representative.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various