Soapberry tree
Soapberry tree Soap"ber`ry tree` (Bot.) Any tree of the genus {Sapindus}, esp. {Sapindus saponaria}, the fleshy part of whose fruit is used instead of soap in washing linen; -- also called {soap tree}. [1913 Webster]

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  • soapberry-tree — indinis sapindas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sapindus mukorossi), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami saponinai. atitikmenys: lot. Sapindus mukorossi angl. Chinese soapberry; soap… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • soapberry-tree — egiptinis dykris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Keimerūninių šeimos aliejinis, daržovinis, dažinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Balanites aegyptiacus), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. Veda valgomus vaisius. Iš jo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • soapberry tree — noun a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin • Syn: ↑soapberry • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑wild China tree, ↑Sapindus drumondii, ↑Sapindus marginatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soapberry family — noun chiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins • Syn: ↑Sapindaceae, ↑family Sapindaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soapberry — noun Date: 1693 any of a genus (Sapindus of the family Sapindaceae, the soapberry family) of chiefly tropical woody plants; also the fruit of a soapberry and especially of a tree (S. saponaria) that is saponin rich and used as a soap substitute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soapberry — /sohp ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. soapberries. 1. the fruit of any of certain tropical or subtropical trees of the genus Sapindus, esp. S. saponaria, used as a substitute for soap. 2. the tree itself. [1685 95; SOAP + BERRY] * * * ▪ plant  any… …   Universalium

  • soapberry family — the plant family Sapindaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, or herbaceous vines having compound leaves, clustered flowers, and berrylike, fleshy, or capsular fruit, and including the balloon vine, golden rain tree, litchi, and… …   Universalium

  • soapberry — soap•ber•ry [[t]ˈsoʊpˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) pln the fruit of any tropical or subtropical tree of the genus Sapindus, esp. S. saponaria: used as a substitute for soap. 2) pln the tree itself • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • soapberry — noun a) Any woody plant of the genus Sapindus, which is eponymous of the Sapindaceae family Most soapberries are tropical. b) The fruit of such a plant, especially of the tree Sapindus saponaria Soapberries are rich enough in saponin to be used… …   Wiktionary

  • soapberry — noun (plural soapberries) 1》 a tree or shrub with berries that produce a soapy froth when crushed. [Several species, mainly of the genus Sapindus.] 2》 the berry of such a plant …   English new terms dictionary

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