Lion's leaf
Lion's leaf Li"on's leaf` (l[imac]"[u^]nz l[=e]f`) n. (Bot.) A South European plant of the genus {Leontice} ({Leontice leontopetalum}), the tuberous roots of which contain so much alkali that they are sometimes used as a substitute for soap. [1913 Webster]

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