Smilax Pseudo-China
Bull brier Bull" bri`er (Bot.) A species of Smilax ({Smilax Pseudo-China}) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the negroes as an ingredient in making beer; -- called also {bamboo brier} and {China brier}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Smilax Pseudo-china — Pseudo china Pseu do chi na, n. [Pseudo + china.] (Bot.) The false china root, a plant of the genus {Smilax} ({Smilax Pseudo china}), found in America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pseudo-china — Pseu do chi na, n. [Pseudo + china.] (Bot.) The false china root, a plant of the genus {Smilax} ({Smilax Pseudo china}), found in America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • china — I (De origen incierto.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 Piedra pequeña: ■ jugar a tirar chinas al estanque. 2 coloquial Dinero, riqueza. FRASEOLOGÍA poner chinas a una persona coloquial Crearle dificultades: ■ …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • China brier — Bull brier Bull bri er (Bot.) A species of Smilax ({Smilax Pseudo China}) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • China — I (De origen incierto.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 Piedra pequeña: ■ jugar a tirar chinas al estanque. 2 coloquial Dinero, riqueza. FRASEOLOGÍA poner chinas a una persona coloquial Crearle dificultades: ■ …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Smilax aspera — Salsepareille Smilax aspera …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bamboo brier — Bull brier Bull bri er (Bot.) A species of Smilax ({Smilax Pseudo China}) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bull brier — Bull bri er (Bot.) A species of Smilax ({Smilax Pseudo China}) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the negroes as an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bastardchinawurzel — Bastardchinawurzel, Wurzel von Smilax Pseudo China L., s.u. Smilax …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • american chinaroot — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a greenbrier (Smilax pseudo china) with large tuberous roots …   Useful english dictionary

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