Definition of Genus smilax
1. Noun. Sometimes placed in Smilacaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Sarsaparilla, Briar, Brier, Bullbrier, Catbrier, Greenbrier, Horse Brier, Horse-brier, Smilax Rotundifolia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Smilax
Literary usage of Genus smilax
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1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"The typical genus ( Smilax ) is, from an economical point of view, the most important of the tribe. Over 200 species are included in the sub-order, ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... which belongs to the present genus. Smilax is characterised by having a 6-leaved corol-like perianth, with six stamens inserted into their base ..."