Definitions for sarsaparillaˌsæs pəˈrɪl ə, ˌsɑr sə pə-, ˌsɑr spə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sar•sa•pa•ril•laˌsæs pəˈrɪl ə, ˌsɑr sə pə-, ˌsɑr spə-(n.)(pl.)-las.
any of various tropical American vines of the genus Smilax, having serrated heart-shaped leaves.
the root of any of these vines.
an extract or other preparation made of this root.
a soft drink, as root beer, flavored with this extract.
Ref: Also called wild sarsaparilla.
Origin of sarsaparilla:
1570–80; < Sp zarzaparrilla
any of various prickly climbing plants of the tropical American genus Smilax having aromatic roots and heart-shaped leaves
carbonated drink flavored with an extract from sarsaparilla root or with birch oil and sassafras
Any of various tropical American vines, of the genus Smilax, having fragrant roots
The dried roots of these plants, or a flavoring material extracted from these roots
A soft drink flavored with this extract
Any of several North American plants, of the genus Aralia, having umbels and small white flowers
Origin: From zarzaparrilla.
any plant of several tropical American species of Smilax
the bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for soda, etc
Smilax regelii is a perennial, trailing vine with prickly stems that is native to Central America. Common names include sarsaparilla, Honduran sarsaparilla, and Jamaican sarsaparilla. It is known in Spanish as zarzaparrilla, which is derived from the words zarza meaning "bramble", and parrilla, meaning "little grape vine".
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