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saponaceous

Line breaks: sap¦on|aceous
Pronunciation: /ˌsapəˈneɪʃəs
 
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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.

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