Definition of Bryony

1. Noun. A vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties.

Exact synonyms: Briony
Group relationships: Genus Bryonia
Specialized synonyms: Bryonia Alba, Devil's Turnip, White Bryony, Bryonia Dioica, Red Bryony, Wild Hop
Generic synonyms: Vine



Definition of Bryony

1. n. The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of B. alba (rough or white bryony) and of B. dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic.

Definition of Bryony

1. Noun. A perennial herb, of genus ''Bryonia'', especially the common wild species, ''Bryonia dioica''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bryony

1. a climbing plant [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Bryony

1. The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of B. Alba (rough or white bryony) and of B. Dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic. Black bryony, a plant (Tamus communis) so named from its dark glossy leaves and black root; black bindweed. Origin: L. Bryonia, Gr, fr. To swell, esp. Of plants. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bryony

bruxisms
bruxist
bruxistic
bruxists
bruxomania
bryalean
bryanthus
brynge
bryological
bryologies
bryologist
bryologists
bryology
bryonies
bryonin
bryony (current term)
bryophyllum
bryophyllums
bryophyte
bryophytes
bryophytic
bryostatin
bryozoa
bryozoan
bryozoans
bryozoon
bryozoum
brötchen
brötchens
buaki

Literary usage of Bryony

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1813)
"Globe-fruited bryony. In trod. 1774. Fl. September and October. ... Rough bryony. Nal. of the Canary Islands. Mr. Fr. Massen. Introd. 1779. Fl. GH 2/. 3. ..."

2. Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America by Edwin Atlee Barber (1915)
"bryony leaves and flowers in blue with diaper of tendrils in luster. ... On base, large bryony leaves in blue with tendrils in luster. LUSTER. ..."

3. Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard (1884)
"The difference between the Red-berried bryony and the Black bryony is very great ... The leaf of the Red-berried bryony resembles that of the Vine, ..."

4. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1895)
"The Black bryony.—Tamus communi», the black bryony, a common plant by the wayside, flowering in May and June, possesses poisonous berries, which have been ..."

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