the most popular title of several cucurbitaceous plants associated with genus Bryonia The root of Bryonia alba rough bryony or white bryony as well as Bryonia dioica is a good irritating cathartic
- a vine for the genus Bryonia having huge leaves and small blossoms and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
- the typical name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The main of B. alba (harsh or white bryony) as well as B. dioica is a stronger, annoying cathartic.
Vine with little flowers.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Female
(n.) The normal name of a few cucurbitaceous plants regarding the genus Bryonia. The root of B. alba (harsh or white bryony) and of B. dioica is a solid, annoying cathartic.
They are generally of a more or less oval or elliptical form, or they may be globular, as in Mercurialis annua; at other times linear or clavate, curved, flexuose, or sinuose, as in bryony and gourd.