Smilax meaning

smīlăks
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.
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A twining greenhouse vine (Asparagus asparagoides) of the lily family, with bright-green foliage.
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Any member of the Smilax genus of greenbriers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Smilacaceae "” the greenbriers.
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Origin of smilax

  • Latin smīlax bindweed from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary