Definition of sarsaparilla noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsɑːspəˈrɪlə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɑːrspəˈrɪlə//
    ; BrE BrE//ˌsɑːsəpəˈrɪlə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɑːrsəpəˈrɪlə//
    Soft drinks
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  1. 1[uncountable] a dried substance that is used to flavour drinks and medicines, obtained from a plant also called sarsaparilla
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] a drink made with sarsaparilla See related entries: Soft drinks
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish zarzaparilla, from zarza ‘bramble’ + a diminutive of parra ‘vine’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sarsaparilla