Sarsaparilla

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Sarsaparilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax
Species: S. regelii
Binomial name
Smilax regelii
Killip & Morton
Synonyms

Smilax ornata Hook.f.

Sarsaparilla (IPA: /ˌsæspəˈɹɪlə/) (Smilax regelii is a perennial trailing vine with prickly stems; it is from tropical America and the West Indies. Its name (which is zarzaparrilla in Spanish) comes from the Spanish words zarza for "shrub" and parrilla for "little grape vine."[1]

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