Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns etc.; -- of plants or animals.

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  • adjective Like a briar; thorny.

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  • adjective having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

Etymologies

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briar +‎ -y

Examples

  • Spicy, briary hedgerow fruit and nicely firm tannins combine in an inky, dense but impressively vibrant red for red meat and cold evenings.

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  • A beautiful pale (extremely pale) copper-salmon color, the nose is very reminiscent of sauvignon blanc with fresh squeezed citrus aromas – - grapefuit, lemon and lime – - with subtle hints of herbs and briary strawberry.

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  • Out of a briary patch in an old field corner a woodcock rocketed over the trees, its stiff tail feathers whooshing in the darkening air.

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  • A beautiful pale (extremely pale) copper-salmon color, the nose is very reminiscent of sauvignon blanc with fresh squeezed citrus aromas – - grapefuit, lemon and lime – - with subtle hints of herbs and briary strawberry.

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  • The middle two, with their briary "wild" blackberry fruit-driven natures are by far the most popular styles of Zins.

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  • I always detect something Zinfandel-like when I taste this wine, and the 2000 seems to show plenty of expressive notes intermixed with white chocolate, raspberry, briary fruit with a hint of smoked herbs.

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  • I always detect something Zinfandel-like when I taste this wine, and the 2000 seems to show plenty of expressive notes intermixed with white chocolate, raspberry, briary fruit with a hint of smoked herbs.

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  • I always detect something Zinfandel-like when I taste this wine, and the 2000 seems to show plenty of expressive notes intermixed with white chocolate, raspberry, briary fruit with a hint of smoked herbs.

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  • I always detect something Zinfandel-like when I taste this wine, and the 2000 seems to show plenty of expressive notes intermixed with white chocolate, raspberry, briary fruit with a hint of smoked herbs.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • I always detect something Zinfandel-like when I taste this wine, and the 2000 seems to show plenty of expressive notes intermixed with white chocolate, raspberry, briary fruit with a hint of smoked herbs.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

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