- a twining greenhouse vine (Asparagus asparagoides) of the lily family, with bright-green foliage
Origin of smilaxClassical Latin from Gr, bindweed
- See catbrier.
- A climbing asparagus (Asparagus asparagoides) native to southern Africa, that has glossy foliage sometimes used in floral arrangements and that grows as a weed especially in Australia and New Zealand.
Origin of smilaxLatin smīlax bindweed from Greek
- Any member of the Smilax genus of greenbriers.
From the genus name.