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smilax

type of lilaceous plant, c. 1600, from Latin, from Greek smilax "blindweed," also used of the yew and a kind of evergreen oak.

updated on October 15, 2013

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Definitions of smilax from WordNet
1
smilax (n.)
fragile twining plant of South Africa with bright green flattened stems and glossy foliage popular as a floral decoration;
Synonyms: Asparagus asparagoides
2
Smilax (n.)
sometimes placed in Smilacaceae;
Synonyms: genus Smilax
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