Definitions of briony

  1. See Bryony. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Same as BRYONY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for briony

  1. Suffice it that, as all things must decay, The hempen rope at length was worn away, Unravelled at the end, and, strand by strand, Loosened and wasted in the ringer's hand, Till one, who noted this in passing by, Mended the rope with braids of briony So that the leaves and tendrils of the vine Hung like a votive garland at a shrine. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. The black- briony wreath was no longer on her head. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith