Smi·lax /ˈsmaɪˌlæks/ 名詞
Smi·lax n. Bot. (a) A genus of perennial climbing plants, usually with a prickly woody stem; green brier, or cat brier. The rootstocks of certain species are the source of the medicine called sarsaparilla. (b) A delicate trailing plant (Myrsiphyllum asparagoides) much used for decoration. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.
n 1: sometimes placed in Smilacaceae [syn: genus Smilax]
2: fragile twining plant of South Africa with bright green
flattened stems and glossy foliage popular as a floral
decoration [syn: Asparagus asparagoides]