Origin of smilax
Examples from the Web for smilax
Historical Examples of smilax
Smilax, as now used by florists, is but a very recent affair.
The strawberry is no more a plagiarist than the smilax, nor the grape than the nettle.The Foot-path Way
He showed her a cupboard against the wall, half hidden by a canopy of smilax.Regiment of Women
Smilax: caule inermi angulato, foliis cordato-ovatis acutis septemnerviis, pedunculo communi umbellæ (♂) petiolum subæquante.
"For God's sake," I whispered—but Smilax had turned back to us and was beside her.Wings of the Wind
Word Origin for smilax
type of lilaceous plant, c.1600, from Latin, from Greek smilax "blindweed," also used of the yew and a kind of evergreen oak.