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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 and Etymology of smilax

Latin, bindweed, yew, from Greek


First Known Use: 1551


Medical Dictionary

Smilax

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noun Smi·lax \ˈsmī-ˌlaks\

Medical Definition of Smilax

  1. :  a large widely distributed genus of plants of the lily family (Liliaceae) which includes the sarsaparillas




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


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