from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See catbrier.
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- 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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Back in the day, if you wanted to eat, you ate a highly processed form of acorns and persimmons and chestnuts and greenbrier.
Surrounded by trees, thick sumac, honeysuckle, and vines of greenbrier and grape, the clearing was little bigger than the house itself.
We said little, our effort spent on ducking branches, wiggling around grape and greenbrier, or stepping over roots.
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.
The lodge and cabins can barely be glimpsed through the greenbrier and the heavy foliage.
The lodge and cabins can barely be glimpsed through the greenbrier and heavy foliage.
For plants like honeysuckle and greenbrier, an annual application of fertilizer is all that's needed to make them more attractive.
Upland vegetation within the component consists principally of loblolly pine, which dominates the canopy, while wax myrtle and greenbrier occupy the shrub layer.
Droppings and chewed stems indicate that deer venture out of the woods here to browse on raspberry, blackberry, honeysuckle, greenbrier, forbs, and saplings.
Given that the locations of such bunkers have been disclosed (including the outing of the greenbrier bunker in WVa) FEMA has undoubtedly relocated such facilities.