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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sapindus, genus Sapindusnoun

    type genus of the Sapindaceae

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sapindusnoun

    a genus of tropical and subtropical trees with pinnate leaves and panicled flowers. The fruits of some species are used instead of soap, and their round black seeds are made into necklaces

    Etymology: [NL., fr. L. sapo soap + Indicus Indian.]


  1. Sapindus

    Sapindus is a genus of about five to twelve species of shrubs and small trees in the Lychee family, Sapindaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions in both the Old World and New World. The genus includes both deciduous and evergreen species. Members of the genus are commonly known as soapberries or soapnuts because the fruit pulp is used to make soap. The generic name is derived from the Latin words saponis, meaning "soap", and indicus, meaning "of India". The leaves are alternate, 15–40 cm long, pinnate, with 14-30 leaflets, the terminal leaflet often absent. The flowers form in large panicles, each flower small, creamy white. The fruit is a small leathery-skinned drupe 1–2 cm in diameter, yellow ripening blackish, containing one to three seeds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sapindus

    sā-pin′dus, n. a genus of polypetalous trees, as Soapberry. [L. sapo Indicus, Indian soap.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sapindus

    A plant genus of the family SAPINDACEAE that contain SAPONINS.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sapindus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sapindus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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