from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of brambles: as, “brambly” wildernesses

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, resembling, or full of, brambles.

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  • adjective Covered in brambles

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  • adjective covered with brambles and ferns and other undergrowth


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