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.

Exact synonyms: Briar, Brier, Bullbrier, Catbrier, Greenbrier, Horse Brier, Horse-brier
Group relationships: Genus Smilax, Smilax
Generic synonyms: Vine
Derivative terms: Briary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smilax Rotundifolia

Smale's paradox
Small Business Administration
Small Computer Systems Interface
Small Magellanic Cloud
Small Scale Integration
Smilax aspera
Smilax rotundifolia
Smiledon californicus
Smith's fracture
Smith's operation
Smith-Boyce operation
Smith-Indian operation
Smith-Petersen nail
Smith-Riley syndrome
Smith-Robinson operation
Smithfield stone

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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