Definition of Smilax. Meaning of Smilax. Synonyms of Smilax

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Definition of Smilax

Smilax
Sarsaparilla Sar`sa*pa*ril"la, n. [Sp. zarzaparrilla; zarza a bramble (perhaps fr. Bisc. zartzia) + parra a vine, or Parillo, a physician said to have discovered it.] (Bot.) (a) Any plant of several tropical American species of Smilax. (b) The bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for soda, etc. Note: The name is also applied to many other plants and their roots, especially to the Aralia nudicaulis, the wild sarsaparilla of the United States.
Smilax
Smilax Smi"lax, n. [L., bindweed, Gr. ???.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of perennial climbing plants, usually with a prickly woody stem; green brier, or cat brier. The rootstocks of certain species are the source of the medicine called sarsaparilla. (b) A delicate trailing plant (Myrsiphyllum asparagoides) much used for decoration. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.

Meaning of Smilax from wikipedia

- sarsaparilla Smilax aspera L. – Mediterranean smilax, common smilax, rough smilax Smilax aspericaulisWall. ex A.DC. Smilax ****umptionis A.DC. Smilax astro****...
- Smilax ornata is a perennial trailing vine with prickly stems that is native to Mexico and Central America. Common names include sarsaparilla, Honduran...
- Smilax aspera, with common names common smilax, rough bindweed, sarsaparille, and Mediterranean smilax, is a species of flowering vine in the greenbriar...
- Smilax rotundifolia, also known as roundleaf greenbrier or common greenbrier, is a woody vine native to the southeastern and eastern United States and...
- soft drink, made from Smilax plants. Sarsaparilla may also refer to: Several species of plants, of the genus Smilax, including: Smilax ornata, also known...
- Smilax glauca, the cat greenbriar or catbriar is a woody vine in the family Smilacaceae. It is native to central and eastern portions of the United States...
- species of Smilax, Smilacaceae; in India Smilax aspera L., and Smilax ovalifolia Roxb.). It should be distinguished from Mexican Sarsaparilla Smilax aristolochiifolia...
- Smilax azorica is a species of flowering plants of the Smilacaceae family. The species is endemic to the Azores. It was first described in 1844 as Smilax...
- USCGC Smilax (WAGL/WLIC-315) is a 100-foot (30 m) United States Coast Guard Cosmos-cl**** inland construction tender, commissioned in 1944. Smilax is the...
- Smilax maritima is a North American species of plants native to the southeastern United States from Texas to North Carolina. Smilax maritima is a branching...
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