from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the Bahamas, a climbing plant, Smilax Havanensis, having prickles on the midrib and margin of many of its leaves.
  • noun Same as china brier.


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  • You’re a real smart girl, she added, reaching for a cocklebur on the child’s dress tail; but Cassie had darted out of arm’s reach, and was now tiptoeing for a late-hanging crimson saw-brier leaf near the tumble-down rail fence by the lane.

    The Dollmaker


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