soap nut


Definition of soap nut

1 : the seed of a soapberry (Sapindus saponaria) used for making beads and buttons
2 : the flat saponaceous pod of an East Indian woody vine (Acacia concinna) also : the plant itself

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“Soap nut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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