from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Smilax Pseudo-China. See
- noun The root or rhizome of the Smilax China, a climbing shrubby plant, a native of eastern India, China, and Japan.
- noun Galangal.
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The Malays are supposed to cure it with the decoction of a china-root, called by them gadong, which causes a salivation.