briar

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This word may also be spelled "brier.”
briar(
bray
-
uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (heather)
a. el brezo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rabbit hid in the briar.El conejo se escondió en el brezo.
2. (thornbush)
a. la zarza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The children scratched their arms and legs while playing too near the briars on the hill.Los niños se rasguñaron los brazos y las piernas por jugar demasiado cerca de las zarzas en la colina.
3. (wild rose hips)
a. el escaramujo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We harvest the briars in the fall to make a delicious tea.Cosechamos los escaramujos en el otoño para hacer un delicioso té.
b. la rosa silvestre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The briar has a beautiful flower that blooms only once.La rosa silvestre tiene una hermosa flor que florece solo una vez.
4. (instrument for smoking)
a. la pipa de madera de brezo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Winston took out his old briar and lit up a bowl.Winston sacó su antigua pipa de madera de brezo y prendió la cazoleta.
b. la pipa de brezo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
James puffed on his briar between sips of Scotch.James daba pitadas a su pipa brezo entre sorbos de whisky escocés.
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briar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (plant)
a. el brezo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (pipe)
a. la pipa (de madera) de brezo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
briar roseescaramujo m
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briar [ˈbraɪəʳ]
noun
1 (thorny bush) zarza (f); (wild rose) escaramujo (m); rosa (f) silvestre; (hawthorn) espino (m); (heather) brezo (m)
2 (pipe) pipa (f) de brezo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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