China root

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(Med.) the rootstock of a species of Smilax (Smilax China, from the East Indies; - formerly much esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and Alpinia officinarum).

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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