Meaning of brier

bri•er

Pronunciation: (brī'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a prickly plant or shrub, esp. the sweetbrier or a greenbrier.
  2. a tangled mass of prickly plants.
  3. a thorny stem or twig.

bri•er

Pronunciation: (brī'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. the white heath, Erica arborea, of France and Corsica, the woody root of which is used for making tobacco pipes.
  2. a pipe made of brierroot.

bri•er

Pronunciation: (brī'ur), [key]
— n. Usually Disparaging.
  1. (chiefly in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) a rustic or hillbilly, esp. one from Appalachia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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