Bryony meaning

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Any of various Eurasian tendril-bearing vines of the genus Bryonia, having red or black berries and tuberous roots formerly used as medicine.
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The black bryony.
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Any of a genus (Bryonia) of perennial vines of the gourd family with large fleshy roots and greenish flowers.
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Any of various Eurasian tendril-bearing vines of the genus Bryonia, having red or black berries and tuberous roots formerly used as medicine.
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The black bryony.
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A perennial herb, of genus Bryonia, especially the common wild species, Bryonia dioica.
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A female given name.
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Origin of bryony

  • Latin bryōnia from Greek bruōniā from bruein to swell, teem

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin bryōnia (“bryony”), from Ancient Greek βρυωνία (bruōnia, “bryony”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the bryony plant in the 19th century.

    From Wiktionary