Bryony

Bry"o*ny

(br"*n), n. [L. bryonia, Gr. brywni`a, fr. bry`ein to swell, esp. of plants.] (Bot.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of Bryonia alba (rough bryony or white bryony) and of Bryonia dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic.
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Black bryony, a plant (Tamus communis) so named from its dark glossy leaves and black root; black bindweed.
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Bry*oph"y*ta

(), n. pl. See Cryptogamia.
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