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sarsaparilla (plural sarsaparillas)
- Any of various tropical (Central and South) American vines of the genus Smilax, such as Smilax regelii, which have fragrant roots.
- The dried roots of these plants, or a flavoring material extracted from these roots.
- A beverage (soft drink) flavored with this root.
- Any of several North American plants, of the genus Aralia, having umbels and small white flowers.