Definition of Horse-brier

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Briar, Brier, Bullbrier, Catbrier, Greenbrier, Horse Brier, Smilax Rotundifolia
Group relationships: Genus Smilax, Smilax
Generic synonyms: Vine
Derivative terms: Briary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse-brier

horrow
hors
hors-d'oeuvre
hors-d'oeuvres
hors d'oeuvre
hors d'oeuvres
hors d'œuvre
hors de combat
horse
horse's ass
horse's doovers
horse's foot
horse's hoof
horse's mouth
horse-and-buggy
horse-brier (current term)
horse-cart
horse-chestnut
horse-chestnut family
horse-chestnuts
horse-drawn
horse-drawn vehicle
horse-drench
horse-drenches
horse-head
horse-hockey
horse-hung
horse-jockey
horse-jockeys
horse-leech

Literary usage of Horse-brier

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1. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Ontario and eastern US Green-brier, Cat-brier, horse-brier, Bamboo-brier, Biscuit-leaves, Bread-and-butter, Devil's Hop- vine, Hungry-vine, Nigger-head, ..."

2. Foundations of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1901)
"S. rotundifolia, L. GREEN-BRIER, CAT-BRIER, DOG-BRIER, horse-brier, WAIT-A-BIT. Stem green, strong; branchlets, and sometimes the branches, 4-angled, ..."

3. Foundations of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1901)
"S. rotundifolia, L. GREEN-BRIER, CAT-BRIER, DOG-BRIER, horse-brier, WAIT-A-BIT. Stem green, strong; branchlets, and sometimes the branches, 4-angled, ..."

4. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"... BRIER, HORSE BRIER.) Stem as well as the terete branches armed with scattered prickles ; branchlets more or less 4-angular ; leaves ovate or round-ovate ..."

5. Report (1913)
"... diseases and as a general blood purifier. 113. Smilax hispida. Muhl. Green Brier. Thickets. Frequent. 114. Smilax rotundifolia, Lin. Horse Brier. ..."

6. The Foot-path Way by Bradford Torrey (1892)
"It was not abundant in either place, and in my eyes had less of beauty than its familiar relatives, the common greenbrier (cat-brier, horse-brier, ..."

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