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white bryony definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: white-flowered vine having thick roots and bearing small black berries; Europe to Iran [syn: white bryony, devil's turnip, Bryonia alba]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bryony Bry"o*ny (br[imac]"[-o]*n[y^]), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni`a, fr. bry`ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) 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.



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