What does sarsaparilla mean?

Definitions for sarsaparillaˌsæs pəˈrɪl ə, ˌsɑr sə pə-, ˌsɑr spə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sarsaparilla(noun)

    any of various prickly climbing plants of the tropical American genus Smilax having aromatic roots and heart-shaped leaves

  2. sarsaparilla(noun)

    carbonated drink flavored with an extract from sarsaparilla root or with birch oil and sassafras


  1. sarsaparilla(Noun)

    Any of various tropical American vines, of the genus Smilax, having fragrant roots

  2. sarsaparilla(Noun)

    The dried roots of these plants, or a flavoring material extracted from these roots

  3. sarsaparilla(Noun)

    A soft drink flavored with this extract

  4. sarsaparilla(Noun)

    Any of several North American plants, of the genus Aralia, having umbels and small white flowers

  5. Origin: From zarzaparrilla.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sarsaparilla(noun)

    any plant of several tropical American species of Smilax

  2. Sarsaparilla(noun)

    the bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for soda, etc

  3. Origin: [Sp. zarzaparrilla; zarza a bramble (perhaps fr. Bisc. zartzia) + parra a vine, or Parillo, a physician said to have discovered it.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sarsaparilla

    sär-sa-pa-ril′a, n. the dried root of several species of Smilax, native to tropical America, yielding a medicinal decoction.—Also Sar′sa. [Sp.,—zarza, bramble (prob. Basque, sartzia), parilla, a dim. of parra, a vine.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarsaparilla in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarsaparilla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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