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 for Smilax rotundifolia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  horsebrier \horsebrier\ n.
     a very prickly woody vine ({Smilax rotundifolia) of eastern
     U. S. growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with
     shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by
     clusters of inedible shiny black berries.
  
     Syn: bullbrier, greenbrier, catbrier, brier, briar, Smilax
          rotundifolia.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brier \Bri"er\, Briar \Bri"ar\ (br[imac]"[~e]r), n. [OE. brere,
     brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn,
     brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.]
     1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles;
        especially, species of Rosa, Rubus, and Smilax.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Fig.: Anything sharp or unpleasant to the feelings.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The thorns and briers of reproof.     --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Brier root, the root of the southern Smilax laurifolia
        and Smilax Walteri; -- used for tobacco pipes. See also
        2nd brier.
  
     Cat brier, Green brier, several species of Smilax
        ({Smilax rotundifolia, etc.)
  
     Sweet+brier+({Rosa+rubiginosa">Sweet brier ({Rosa rubiginosa). See Sweetbrier.
  
     Yellow brier, the Rosa Eglantina.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  catbrier \catbrier\ n.
     a very prickly woody vine of eastern U.S. ({Smilax
     rotundifolia) growing in tangled masses, having tough round
     stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers
     followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries.
  
     Syn: bullbrier, greenbrier, horsebrier, brier, briar, Smilax
          rotundifolia.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Smilax rotundifolia
      n 1: a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States
           growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with
           shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed
           by clusters of inedible shiny black berries [syn:
           bullbrier, greenbrier, catbrier, horse brier,
           horse-brier, brier, briar, Smilax rotundifolia]

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