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saponaceous

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adjective sap·o·na·ceous \ˌsa-pə-ˈnā-shəs\

Definition of saponaceous

  1. :  resembling or having the qualities of soap

sap·o·na·ceous·ness noun


Origin of saponaceous

New Latin saponaceus, from Latin sapon-, sapo soap, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English sāpe soap


First Known Use: 1710


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saponaceous

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adjective sap·o·na·ceous \ˌsap-ə-ˈnā-shəs\

Medical Definition of saponaceous

  1. :  resembling or having the qualities of soap <a saponaceous preparation>




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