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 for Smilax laurifolia
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 :

  Brier \Bri"er\, n.
     1. the white heath Erica arborea. --RHUD.
        [PJC]
  
     2. a smoking pipe made of the root of the brier[1].
  
     Note: Brierroot seems to have been used formerly as a term
           meaning root of the Smilax laurifolia and is now
           defined as root of the Erica arborea. Not clear when
           this changed. -- PJC.
           [PJC]

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