from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A section of the genus Asparagus, of the family Liliaceæ, containing the ‘smilax’ of florists, Asparagus asparagoides, a climbing perennial South African herb much prized by the public in floral decorations. The foliage, which is composed of cladodes or leaf-branches, is broad and ovate, in this respect differing from the true asparagus, which has linear or filiform foliage.
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