# A partially obsolete word square?

I'm slowly working on my next word square puzzle, and during the process, I crafted a partially obsolete order 5 square:

The clues, in no particular order are:

• A guarded hedge for deterring cattle.
• Roses are red, berries are black; woody and thorny, they might just attack.
• The first rising sun in the United States.
• Catalan feminine plural of mine.
• Reanimated, without the e.

Note: The words you're looking for are available in YAWL, or if you prefer, my 5 letter word list created with YAWL.

The word square is:

 ZOMBI
OXERS
MEVES
BRERE
ISSEI

This is because

OXERS are guarded hedges for deterring cattle
BRERE is an ancient form of BRIAR(s) - woody and thorny, they might just attack!
ISSEI is a Japanese term for first-generation immigrants in North America
MEVES is the Catalan feminine(?) plural of "mine"
ZOMBI(e) r(e)animation is quit(e) th(e) probl(e)m

• Ninjaed by about 30 seconds! Oct 2 '21 at 22:56