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Definition of "smilax" [smi•lax]

  • See catbrier. (noun)
  • A slender vine (Asparagus asparagoides) that has glossy foliage and is popular as a floral decoration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smilax" in a sentence
  • "Benito went ashore, to buy, if possible, a few bales of this smilax, which is always so much in demand in the markets of the"
  • "The plant now under consideration is called, botanically, Myrsiphyllum asparagoides; by common usage it is called smilax, although not even a member of the true smilax family, some of which are natives of this country."
  • "Benito went ashore, to buy, if possible, a few bales of this smilax, which is always so much in demand in the markets of the Amazon."