英 [braɪə] 美 ['braɪɚ]
  • n. 荆棘;石南;用石南根制成之烟斗
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1. Briar Rose: 野玫瑰,野蔷薇。
2. "The Briar Cigar"(石楠雪茄)。当然,叫通俗了可以叫它雪茄斗。
3. brush (from Latin) => briar (from French which is from Latin).
4. briar-pipe, Briar (pipe).
briar 多刺灌木,野蔷薇

词源同bur, 多刺果,bristle, 刺毛。

briar: There are two distinct words briar in English, both of which can also be spelled brier, and as their meanings are fairly similar, they are often confused. The older [OE] is a name given to the wild rose, although in fact this usage is as recent as the 16th century, and in Old English times the word was used generally for any prickly bush, including particularly the bramble.

The Old English form was brēr, but it is not known where this came from. The other briar, ‘wild heather’ [19], is the one whose root is used for making briar pipes. The word comes from French bruyère, and was spelled bruyer when first introduced into English in the third quarter of the 19th century; the current spelling is due to assimilation to the other briar.

The French form comes from Gallo-Roman *brūcaria, a derivative of *brūcus, which was borrowed from Gaulish brūko. It appears to be related to the Greek word for ‘heather’, ereikē, from which English gets the technical botanical term ericaceous [19].

briar (n.)
see brier (n.1).
1. The briar patch is our fear and our greed.


2. It is good to nip the briar in the bud.


3. Yes, The briar patch is our fear and our greed.
是的, 所谓的荆棘就是我们的恐惧和贪婪.


4. Twisted my way through the briar patch.


5. Rose is a briar.


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