The New Student's Reference Work/Sarsaparilla

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The New Student's Reference Work (1914)
Sarsaparilla
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Sar′saparil′la is the dried root of the smilax, a native plant of Central America.  It is a twining shrub, which grows only where water is plenty.  The brownish root is many feet long and about as thick as a goose-quill.  A liquid extract is used as a flavoring and a medicine.