define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

sarsaparilla

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sarsaparilla \Sar'sa*pa*ril"la\, noun [Sp. zarzaparrilla; zarza a bramble (perhaps fr. Bisc. zartzia) + parra a vine, or Parillo, a physician said to have discovered it.] (Bot.) (a) Any plant of several tropical American species of {Smilax}. (b) The bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for soda, etc.

Note: The name is also applied to many other plants and their roots, especially to the {Aralia nudicaulis}, the wild sarsaparilla of the United States.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sarsaparilla

noun

1: any of various prickly climbing plants of the tropical American genus Smilax having aromatic roots and heart- shaped leaves

2: carbonated drink flavored with an extract from sarsaparilla root or with birch oil and sassafras


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:35:29 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_sarsaparilla_2015-03-03_00-35-29_54-166-45-31