soapbark

noun
soap·​bark | \ ˈsōp-ˌbärk How to pronounce soapbark (audio) \

Definition of soapbark

: a Chilean tree (Quillaja saponaria) of the rose family with glossy leaves and terminal white flowers also : its saponin-rich bark used in cleaning and in emulsifying oils

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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soapbark

noun
soap·​bark | \ ˈsōp-ˌbärk How to pronounce soapbark (audio) \

Medical Definition of soapbark

1 : a Chilean tree of the genus Quillaja (Q. saponaria) with shiny leaves and white flowers
2 : the saponin-rich bark of the soapbark tree used in cleaning and in emulsifying oil

called also quillaja

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