Meaning of dog-briar in English:

dog-briar

Pronunciation /ˈdɒɡˌbrʌɪə/

noun

historical, rare
  • Any of several wild roses, especially the sweetbriar, Rosa eglanteria.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages. From dog + briar, after classical Latin sentis canis or ancient Greek κυνόσβατος.