Definition of soap plant in English:

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soap plant

Entry from US English dictionary

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
Example sentences
  • Soap plant was used as emergency food during lean acorn years.
  • The whole plant was gathered and crushed and thrown into the pools and streams in the same way as Soap Plant was used.
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