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smilax

noun smi·lax \ˈsmī-ˌlaks\

Definition of SMILAX

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

Latin, bindweed, yew, from Greek
First Known Use: 1551

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