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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Briar, brier: a plant (shrub), not necessarily a bramble (Rubus), with a woody stem and beset with thorns or prickles, including Rubus spp. and also Smilax and Rosa; in Europe (Britain) it generally indicates the dog-rose (Rosa canina) with particularly vicious thorns. The brier-wood, used in tobacco pipes derives from the roots of a heath (Erica arborea) of southern Europe. Sentis,-is (s.f.III), abl. sg. sente, refers to a thorn-bush, but also particularly to the dog-rose, in Greek, the cynosbaton; see sentis,-is (s.f.III); see batus,-i (s.m.II), see bramble; see shrub, thicket.

 

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