soap plant


: a plant having a part (such as a root or fruit) that may be used in place of soap
especially : a California plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum) of the lily family

Examples of soap plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the Colgate Palmolive soap plant closed in 2006 and idled 250, government had lined up tax incentives to help VVF Limited of Mumbai, India, open its first U.S. manufacturing operation to make hotel soaps. Mark Davis, Matt Campbell and Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, 7 Feb. 2018 The development in the area has ticked up around the soap plant. Ally Marotti,, 15 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soap plant was in 1844

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“Soap plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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