sarsaparilla

Part of speech: noun

The dried roots of a tropical American climbing plant, or an infusion made from them.

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Usage examples "sarsaparilla":

  1. Sarsaparilla, tobacco, blankets, patent medicines, etc. - "Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska", Charles Warren Stoddard.
  2. The major's wife was a slender, meekly attired woman, with exceedingly sharp features, a bright, watchful eye, evincing great energy of character, and a complexion which might be considered a compromise between the color of Dr. Townsend's sarsaparilla and the daintiest olive- induced, as the major afterwards told me, by bilious disorder. - "The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter", "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams.
  3. On making inquiries about his pains, he good naturedly assured them he was a much sounder man than before, except that he had a slight itching in one of his toes, which could be readily removed with a bottle or two of Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla. - "The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter", "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams.