Definition of bryony
noun (plural bryonies)
1 (also white bryony) a climbing plant that has greenish-white flowers, red berries, and springlike tendrils. Native to Eurasia, it is the only British member of the gourd family.
- Bryonia dioica, family Cucurbitaceae
2 (black bryony) a climbing plant with broad glossy leaves, poisonous red berries, and black tubers. Native to Europe, it is the only British member of the yam family.
- Tamus communis, family Dioscoreaceae