1. smilax

noun. fragile twining plant of South Africa with bright green flattened stems and glossy foliage popular as a floral decoration.


  • Asparagus asparagoides
  • vine

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2. Smilax

noun. sometimes placed in Smilacaceae.


  • sarsaparilla
  • horse-brier
  • greenbrier
  • catbrier
  • Liliaceae
  • Smilax rotundifolia
  • family Liliaceae
  • brier
  • lily family
  • genus Smilax
  • liliid monocot genus
  • horse brier
  • bullbrier

Sentences with smilax

1. Noun, singular or mass
If your vine has thorns and you are having troubling killing it, it may be the common weedy vine known as smilax or greenbrier.