from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See catbrier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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


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