Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Smilax, especially S. rotundifolia, a greenish-yellow climbing plant with prickly stem and thick leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several American prickly woody vines of the genus Smilax; the catbrier

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Like cunning foxes they slipped through the understory, ghosted along deer trails, and peered out from beneath the hanging vines of grape, honeysuckle, and greenbrier.

    Fire The Sky

  • Surrounded by trees, thick sumac, honeysuckle, and vines of greenbrier and grape, the clearing was little bigger than the house itself.

    Fire The Sky

  • Surrounded by trees, thick sumac, honeysuckle, and vines of greenbrier and grape, the clearing was little bigger than the house itself.

    Fire The Sky

  • Back in the day, if you wanted to eat, you ate a highly processed form of acorns and persimmons and chestnuts and greenbrier.

    A Brief History of Venison (And Why You Should Eat It)

  • We said little, our effort spent on ducking branches, wiggling around grape and greenbrier, or stepping over roots.

    Fire The Sky

  • We said little, our effort spent on ducking branches, wiggling around grape and greenbrier, or stepping over roots.

    Fire The Sky

  • Like cunning foxes they slipped through the understory, ghosted along deer trails, and peered out from beneath the hanging vines of grape, honeysuckle, and greenbrier.

    Fire The Sky

  • The lodge and cabins can barely be glimpsed through the greenbrier and the heavy foliage.

    Md. has much to say about millionaire sportsman's dream for private island

  • The lodge and cabins can barely be glimpsed through the greenbrier and heavy foliage.

    Public issues take root on Md. private island

  • The lodge and cabins can barely be glimpsed through the greenbrier and heavy foliage.

    Public issues take root on Md. private island

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.