rough bindweed


Definition of rough bindweed

: a European smilax (Smilax aspera) the root of which yields a kind of sarsaparilla

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First Known Use of rough bindweed

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Rough bindweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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