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soap plant

Syllabification: soap plant

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of soap plant in English:

noun

A plant of the lily family with white flowers, found in dry habitats of California. The fiber-covered bulbs were used as soap by American Indians.
  • Genus Chlorogalum, family Liliaceae: two species, the wavy-leaved C. pomeridianum and the narrow-leaved C. angustifolium

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