sarsaparilla root

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Noun1.sarsaparilla root - dried root of any of various plants of the genus Smilax used as a flavoring agent
sarsaparilla - carbonated drink flavored with an extract from sarsaparilla root or with birch oil and sassafras
sarsaparilla - any of various prickly climbing plants of the tropical American genus Smilax having aromatic roots and heart-shaped leaves
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
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It has malai (cream), sarsaparilla root syrup, sugar, almond gum and especially prepared ice cream.
One of the more fascinating chapters in the book is a short one focusing on a chemist named Russell Marker, who learned how to synthesize hormones from vegetables, including sarsaparilla root and a Mexican yam.
Housemade cola (a blend of sarsaparilla root and cinnamon), whipped creme fraiche, and dark beer.