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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 rotundifolia, also known as roundleaf greenbrier or common greenbrier, is a woody vine native to the southeastern and eastern United States and...
- Smilax aspera, with common names common smilax, rough bindweed, sarsaparille, and Mediterranean smilax, is a species of flowering vine in the greenbriar...
- Smilax glyciphylla, the sweet sarsaparilla, is a dioecious climber native to eastern Australia. It is widespread in rainforest, sclerophyll forest and...
- In Gr**** mythology Smilax (/smɪ.lɑːks/; Gr**** pronunciation: [z.m.îː.l.a.k.s]; Gr****: Σμῖλαξ, translit. Smílax, lit. "bindweed") was the name of a nymph...
- 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...
- Smilax pumila, the sarsaparilla vine, is a North American species of plants native to the southeastern United States from eastern Texas to South Carolina...
- Smilax aristolochiifolia, also known as gray sarsaparilla, Mexican sarsaparilla, sarsaparilla, is a species in the genus Smilax and the family Smilacaceae...
- Smilax china is a climbing plant species in the genus Smilax. It is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, ****an (including Ryukyu and Bonin Islands), Philippines...