saponaceous


sap·o·na·ceous

adjective \ˌsa-pə-ˈnā-shəs\

Definition of SAPONACEOUS

:  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

sap·o·na·ceous

adjective \ˌsap-ə-ˈnā-shəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAPONACEOUS

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

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