soapbark

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noun soap·bark \ˈsōp-ˌbärk\

Definition of soapbark

  1. :  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

First Known Use of soapbark

1861


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soapbark

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noun soap·bark \ˈsōp-ˌbärk\

Medical Definition of soapbark

  1. 1:  a Chilean tree of the genus Quillaja (Q. saponaria) with shiny leaves and white flowers

  2. 2:  the saponin-rich bark of the soapbark tree used in cleaning and in emulsifying oil—called also quillaja

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