Sarsaparilla

detail of the leaves and clusters of fruits of sarsaparilla, Smilax aspera

Smilax aspera

Sarsaparilla (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • sarsparilla, sasaparilla, sasparilla

Etymology

From Spanish zarzaparrilla. The first element may ultimately derive from Basque; see Spanish zarza (blackberry bush) for more.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsɑːspəˈɹɪlə/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /ˌsaspəˈɹɛlə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsæspəˈɹɪlə/

Noun

sarsaparilla (countable and uncountable, plural sarsaparillas

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