Origin of sarsaparilla
Examples from the Web for sarsaparilla
Contemporary Examples of sarsaparilla
And then she herself becomes a sarsaparilla vine, the reasons of which are unclear.In Search of the $10,000 Spice
July 14, 2009
Historical Examples of sarsaparilla
You could get that sarsaparilla across the bar at the Bird Cage, couldn't you, Jumbo?Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
But—Dominick was alone, his eternal glass of sarsaparilla before him.The Plum Tree
David Graham Phillips
A course of sarsaparilla is also in most cases advantageous.
The trade is chiefly in Brazil nuts, sarsaparilla, and fish.
"I apologize," said Snorky hastily, and he brought out a bottle of sarsaparilla.Skippy Bedelle
Word Origin for sarsaparilla
tropical American plant, 1570s, from Spanish zarzaparrilla, from zarza "bramble" (from Arabic sharas "thorny plant" or Basque sartzia "bramble") + parrilla, diminutive of parra "vine," which is of unknown origin. Hence, also, "a medicinal preparation of sarsaparilla" (1570s). In 16c.-17c. the dried roots were held to be efficient in treatment of syphilis.