sarsaparilla root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sarsaparilla root dried root of any of various plants of the genus Smilax used as a flavoring agent
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Usage

In literature:

If they drank root beer or sarsaparilla, I drank root beer or sarsaparilla with them.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
He flew to the creek bank and in two hours came home with an armful of fresh sarsaparilla roots.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The root of this kind of Smilax is called Sarsaparilla, and the bean is good to eat.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Sarsaparilla and bear-root are found in abundance.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
The boys dug up various roots with their jackknives; but they both knew the taste of sarsaparilla, and could not be deceived.
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
It would be idle to give a list of the different species of simlax that furnish the sarsaparilla root of the pharmacopeia.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
The long horizontal aromatic roots a substitute for officinal Sarsaparilla.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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