What is another word for briony?

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[ bɹɪˈɒni], [ bɹɪˈɒni], [ b_ɹ_ɪ__ˈɒ_n_i]

Briony, a flower with delicate white petals and a sweet scent, is also called wild hop, seven sister's rose, and trillium. It's a creeping vine that can climb up to 10 meters in length and is commonly found in parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. In botanical terms, it's known as Bryonia dioica and is used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. Some other common names for Briony include mandrake, red bryony, and devil's turnip. The name Briony is derived from the Greek word bryo, which means "to sprout" or "to swell," which is a fitting name for this beautiful flowering plant.

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Synonyms for Briony:

  • n.

    briony plant
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What are the hyponyms for Briony?

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Usage examples for Briony

This is briony-root carved like a mandrake into the shape of a man's legs.
"By What Authority?"
Robert Hugh Benson
Suffice it that, as all things must decay, The hempen rope at length was worn away, Unravelled at the end, and, strand by strand, Loosened and wasted in the ringer's hand, Till one, who noted this in passing by, Mended the rope with braids of briony, So that the leaves and tendrils of the vine Hung like a votive garland at a shrine.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But ere he reached the belfry's light arcade He saw, or thought he saw, beneath its shade, No shape of human form of woman born, But a poor steed dejected and forlorn, Who with uplifted head and eager eye Was tugging at the vines of briony.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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