castile soap

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noun, often capitalized C cas·tile soap \(ˌ)kas-ˈtēl-\

Definition of castile soap

  1. :  a fine hard bland soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide; also :  any of various similar soaps

Origin and Etymology of castile soap

Middle English castell sope, from Castell Castile


Medical Dictionary

castile soap

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noun cas·tile soap \(ˌ)kas-ˌtēl-\

Medical Definition of castile soap

  1. :  a fine hard bland soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide; also :  any of various similar soaps


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