Definition of smilax
1a widely distributed climbing shrub with hooks and tendrils. Several South American species yield sarsaparilla from their roots, and some are cultivated as ornamentals.
- Genus Smilax, family Liliaceae
2a climbing asparagus, the decorative foliage of which is used by florists.
- Asparagus (or Myrsiphyllum) asparagoides, family Liliaceae