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

  Briar \Bri"ar\, n.
     Same as Brier.
     [1913 Webster]

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and
           bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips [syn:
           sweetbrier, sweetbriar, brier, briar, eglantine,
           Rosa eglanteria]
      2: 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]
      3: evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white
         flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used
         to make tobacco pipes [syn: tree heath, briar, brier,
         Erica arborea]
      4: a pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath [syn:
         briar, briar pipe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "briar":
     adherent, adhesive, barnacle, bramble, brier, brier bush, bristle,
     bulldog, burr, bush, cactus, catchweed, cement, cleavers, decal,
     decalcomania, glue, goose grass, gunk, leech, limpet, molasses,
     mucilage, needle, nettle, paste, pine needle, plaster, prickle,
     quill, remora, scrub, shrub, shrubbery, spicule, spiculum, spike,
     spikelet, spine, sticker, syrup, thistle, thorn, yucca

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Briar, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas
     Population (2000):    5350
     Housing Units (2000): 2105
     Land area (2000):     20.572656 sq. miles (53.282933 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    20.572656 sq. miles (53.282933 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            10192
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             32.973507 N, 97.540710 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Briar, TX

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