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bull brier Explained

Bull brier at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bull brier \Bull" bri`er\ (Bot.)
A species of Smilax ({S. Pseudo-China}) growing from New
Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous
and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for
a sort of bread, and by the negroes as an ingredient in
making beer; -- called also {bamboo brier} and {China brier}.