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smilax

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noun smi·lax \ˈsmī-ˌlaks\

Definition of smilax

  1. 1 :  greenbrier

  2. 2 :  a tender twining asparagus (Asparagus asparagoides) of southern Africa that has ovate bright green cladophylls which are often used in floral arrangements



Origin of smilax

Latin, bindweed, yew, from Greek


First Known Use: 1551


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "smilax" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "smilax"


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