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saponaceous Syllabification: sap·o·na·ceous
Pronunciation: /ˌsapəˈnāSHəs/

Definition of saponaceous in English:

adjective

Of, like, or containing soap; soapy.
Example sentences
  • Its root is saponaceous, and is pounded into a pulp and used instead of soap by the natives.

Origin

Early 18th century: from modern Latin saponaceus (from Latin sapo, sapon- 'soap') + -ous.

Words that rhyme with saponaceous

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