Definition of Briony

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



Definition of Briony

1. n. See Bryony.

Definition of Briony

1. Noun. (alternative form of bryony) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Briony

1. bryony [n -NIES] - See also: bryony

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Briony

brinksmanship
brinksmanships
brinksmen
brinner
brinny
brinolase
brinrobertsite
brins
briny
brio
brioche
brioches
briolette
briolettes
brionies
briony (current term)
brios
briquet
briquets
briquette
briquetted
briquettes
briquetting
bris
brisance
brisances
brisant
brise
brise soleil
brise soleils

Literary usage of Briony

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

1. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1896)
"CHAPTER XLVI RAPE OP THE BLACK-briony WREATH EMILIA was in skilful hands, and against anything less powerful than a lover mounted upon Hippogriff, ..."

2. Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants in All Ages and in by Charles Montgomery Skinner (1911)
"briony In mediaeval Atri, Italy, stood an old tower with briony striving for a hold on its wall. And this vine tells a story that has lived through several ..."

3. Le Jardinier Solitaire =: The Solitary Or Carthusian Gard'ner, Being by François Gentil, Louis Liger (1706)
"... containing little Stones fihl'd with an oblong Kernel. - I - I CHAP. XIX. of briony ... have brought briony in among the Herbs ..."

4. Sketches of Imposture: Deception and Credulity by Richard Alfred Davenport (1837)
"... it—The Mandrake mentioned in Genesis—Pliny's Mention of it—The Root counterfeited by means of the briony Root—Its soporific Virtues—The Tartarian Lamb, ..."

5. The Pocket Edition of the Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1906)
"CHAPTER XLVI RAPE OF THE BLACK-briony WREATH EMILIA was in skilful hands, and against anything less powerful than a lover mounted upon Hippogriff, ..."

6. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1896)
"CHAPTER XLVI RAPE OP THE BLACK-briony WREATH EMILIA was in skilful hands, and against anything less powerful than a lover mounted upon Hippogriff, ..."

7. Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants in All Ages and in by Charles Montgomery Skinner (1911)
"briony In mediaeval Atri, Italy, stood an old tower with briony striving for a hold on its wall. And this vine tells a story that has lived through several ..."

8. Le Jardinier Solitaire =: The Solitary Or Carthusian Gard'ner, Being by François Gentil, Louis Liger (1706)
"... containing little Stones fihl'd with an oblong Kernel. - I - I CHAP. XIX. of briony ... have brought briony in among the Herbs ..."

9. Sketches of Imposture: Deception and Credulity by Richard Alfred Davenport (1837)
"... it—The Mandrake mentioned in Genesis—Pliny's Mention of it—The Root counterfeited by means of the briony Root—Its soporific Virtues—The Tartarian Lamb, ..."

10. The Pocket Edition of the Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1906)
"CHAPTER XLVI RAPE OF THE BLACK-briony WREATH EMILIA was in skilful hands, and against anything less powerful than a lover mounted upon Hippogriff, ..."

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