Sapindus

noun Sa·pin·dus \səˈpindəs\

Definition of Sapindus

  1. :  a genus of tropical and subtropical trees (family Hippocastanaceae) having simply pinnate leaves, flowers nearly regular, and fruit a globose or 2- or 3-lobed berry — see soapberry — compare sapindaceae

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Origin and Etymology of sapindus

New Latin, probably from Latin sapo soap + Indus of India, India, from Greek Indos — more at saponaceous, india


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