from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several North American plants of the genus Smilax, especially S. herbacea, an herbaceous tendril-bearing vine having clusters of small greenish flowers with the odor of decaying flesh.
- n. See starfish flower.
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- n. any of various plants of the genus Stapelia having succulent leafless toothed stems resembling cacti and large foul-smelling (often star-shaped) flowers
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