catbrier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n catbrier 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
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n catbrier A name given in the United States to species of Smilax.
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Usage

In literature:

The sun was behind the cedar and barberry and catbrier banks.
"Missy" by Miriam Coles Harris
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