Any of a number of prickly scrambling shrubs, especially the sweetbrier and other wild roses.
Old English brǣr, brēr, of unknown origin.
1A tobacco pipe made from nodules borne at ground level by a large woody plant of the heath family.tobacco pipe, meerschaum, clay pipeView synonyms
2The white-flowered shrub of the heath family that bears these nodules, native chiefly to France and Corsica.
Mid 19th century: from French bruyère heath, heather from medieval Latin brucus.
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