Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Briar-root, a name corrupted from the French bruyere, for the wood of the tree-heath, Erica arborea, which has of late years been largely employed in the manufacture of tobacco-pipes. The violet-scented wood of Acacia homalophylla and other Australian species known as "Myall" (wild) wood is similarly employed.