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chaney vine

(Black); chaney briar (Exuma) /chéyni/ [cf. US dial. South chaney briar the China briar (Smilax sp.)WSC, and Jam. China withe /chèyni wis/ (Smilax havanensis); from Chany China, also Gul. (Gonzales 1922:292)] n. a plant: 1889 China withe . . Smilax havanensis (Gardner 360). 1920 Chaney vine. . . Smilax havanensis (Britton 71). cf. CHINNY BRIAR, SAW BRIAR 

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-09 18:58
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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