Definition of Smilax rotundifolia
1. Noun. A very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries.
Group relationships: Genus Smilax, Smilax
Generic synonyms: Vine
Derivative terms: Briary
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Literary usage of Smilax rotundifolia
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1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"One of the most abundant and generally distributed species is smilax rotundifolia. Rhus radicans, Vitis rotundifolia, V. aestivalis, ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1920)
"On stems of smilax rotundifolia at Orient; determined by Dr. Fairman. E. sepulta (B. & C.) E. & E.—Orient on stems of smilax rotundifolia; determined by ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1887)
"SMILACE/E. smilax rotundifolia, Lin.—Proximate Examination of the Rhizome. —Mr. Arthur H. Cohn has collected the rhizome of smilax rotundifolia for ..."
4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"... sometimes halberd-shaped leaves. It occurs in southern New York, but is not well understood. 5- smilax rotundifolia Greenbrier. 1753. ..."
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