What is another word for brier?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈa͡ɪ͡ə] (IPA)

The word "brier" is often used to describe a prickly plant that is commonly found in fields and hedgerows. However, there are many synonyms that can be used to describe this thorny shrub, including bramble, thorn, prick, and snag. These words all refer to the sharp and spiky nature of the brier plant, and can be used interchangeably in much of the same contexts. Whether you are describing the tangled mass of briers that grows along a country road, or the painful prick of a thorn in your finger, there are plenty of synonyms to choose from when it comes to this particular plant.

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What are the hypernyms for Brier?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Brier?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Brier

O bury me by the braken bush, Beneath the blooming brier; Let never living mortal ken That ere a kindly Scot lies here.
"In the Border Country"
W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
So he clung to the inn; taking a morning dip in the river; strolling about, with his brier pipe in his mouth and his hands in his pockets, exchanging a word with this man and the other, and bestowing his odd change on any children he happened to meet.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice
Then and there the gentleman told the boys they should each have a garden of their own, and he pointed to the piece of ground by the Sweet-brier, and made the gardener divide it into two equal portions.
"Lady Daisy and Other Stories"
Caroline Stewart

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