Bryony

• (n.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of B. alba (rough or white bryony) and of B. dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic.
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bryony

<botany> The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of B. Alba (rough or white bryony) and of B. Dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic. Black bryony, a plant (Tamus communis) so named from its dark glossy leaves and black root; black bindweed. ... Origin: L. Bryonia, Gr, fr. To swell, esp. Of plants. .....
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bryony

(genus Bryonia), any of about 12 species of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae). These plants are mostly herbs or long-tendriled climbing vines that are ...
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bryony

briony noun a vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
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Bryony

Bry'o·ny (brī'o*nȳ) noun [ Latin bryonia , Greek brywni`a , from bry`ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Botany) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia . The root of B. alba ( rough or white bryony
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Bryony

Bryony (Bryonia) is a genus of plants of the family Cucurbitaceae (gourds). The only British species, the Common Bryony (Bryonia dioica), is a climbing plant common in hedges, has cordate palmate leaves and axillary bunches of flowers, and red berries which are highly poisonous. The thick long fleshy root has acrid emetic and purgative properties, ...
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bryony

bryony: see gourd.
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bryony

Either of two climbing hedgerow plants found in Britain: white bryony (Bryonia dioca) belonging to the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), and black bryony (Tamus communis) of the yam family (Dioscoreaceae)
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bryony

[n] - a tendril-bearing vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
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