What is another word for briers?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈa͡ɪ͡əz] (IPA)

Briers, commonly referred to as thorns or prickly plants, are a type of woody shrubs that have sharp thorns or prickles on their leaves, stems, or fruit. Some synonyms for briers include briar bushes, spiny plants, prickly shrubs, and thorny vines. Rose bushes, blackberry bushes, and barberry bushes are some examples of briers that are commonly found in gardens and natural landscapes. Despite their prickly nature, briers can be beneficial to wildlife by providing shelter and food sources. However, they can also become a nuisance and difficult to manage, requiring careful pruning and removal techniques.

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What are the hypernyms for Briers?

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

Usage examples for Briers

The rocks, too, were overhung with wild vines and briers, which completely matted themselves together, and opposed a barrier to all ingress; every movement that he made, shook down a shower from the dripping foliage.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
They proceeded slowly, for the briers were so thick in many places that they could hardly make any progress at all when they neared the branch.
"Two Little Confederates"
Thomas Nelson Page
My legs is all tored with briers and things.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade

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