sweet sarsaparilla

/swit saspəˈrɪlə/ (say sweet sahspuh'riluh)

noun
a variety of sarsaparilla, Smilax glyciphylla, with wiry stems but no prickles or thorns, and greenish-white flowers in dense umbels; bindweed.
Also, sweet tea.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sarsaparilla — /saspəˈrɪlə / (say sahspuh riluh) noun 1. any of various climbing or trailing plants of the widely distributed genus Smilax, having a root which has been much used in medicine as an alterant. 2. Also, native sarsaparilla. any of several plants,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweet tea — /swit ˈti/ (say sweet tee) noun → sweet sarsaparilla …   Australian English dictionary

  • sarsaparilla — ► NOUN 1) a preparation of the dried roots of various plants, used to flavour drinks and medicines and formerly as a tonic. 2) a sweet drink flavoured with this. ORIGIN Spanish zarzaparilla, from zarza bramble + parra vine …   English terms dictionary

  • sarsaparilla — sarsa|pa|ril|la [ˌsa:spəˈrılə US ˌsæs ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Spanish; Origin: zarzaparrilla, from zarza bush + parrilla small vine ] a sweet drink without alcohol, made from the root of the ↑sassafras plant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sarsaparilla — sar|sa|pa|ril|la [ ,sars(ə)pə rılə ] noun uncount a sweet drink made from the roots of the SASSAFRAS plant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sarsaparilla — [ˌsα:s(ə)pə rɪlə] noun 1》 a preparation of the dried rhizomes of various plants, especially smilax, used to flavour some drinks and medicines and formerly as a tonic.     ↘a sweet drink flavoured with this. 2》 the tropical American climbing plant …   English new terms dictionary

  • sarsaparilla — noun (U) a sweet nonalcoholic drink made from the root of the sassafras plant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sarsaparilla — UK [ˌsɑː(r)spəˈrɪlə] / US [ˌsɑrs(ə)pəˈrɪlə] noun [uncountable] a sweet drink made from the roots of the sassafras plant …   English dictionary

  • Wild sarsaparilla — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smilax glyciphylla — Sweet Sarsaparilla Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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