from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The woody root of the briar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun the hard woody root of the briar
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea
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"We would be wuss nor fools if we did -- with them human wildcats a-- watchin 'of us," and he began to puff vigorously at his short stump of a briarroot pipe.