soap plant

noun

Definition of 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

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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, "P&G’s move ends generations of soap making in Armourdale factory | The Kansas City Star," 7 Feb. 2018 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, "P&G’s move ends generations of soap making in Armourdale factory | The Kansas City Star," 7 Feb. 2018 The development in the area has ticked up around the soap plant. Ally Marotti, chicagotribune.com, "S.C. Johnson plans to acquire Method, which has a Pullman soap factory," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of soap plant

1844, in the meaning defined above

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