Definitions for soapberryˈsoʊpˌbɛr i, -bə ri

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  1. soapberry, soapberry tree(noun)

    a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin

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  1. soapberry(Noun)

    Any woody plant of the genus Sapindus, which is eponymous of the Sapindaceae family

    Most soapberries are tropical.

  2. soapberry(Noun)

    The fruit of such a plant, especially of the tree Sapindus saponaria

    Soapberries are rich enough in saponin to be used as soap substitute, hence their name.

  3. Origin: : the fleshy part of the fruit was used in washing linen.


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  • savonnierFrench
  • zeepbezie, zeepnoot, zeepbes, zeepboom, zeepappelDutch
  • sapind, sapindaflukVolapük

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