soapbark
noun Date: 1861 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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  • soapbark — [sōp′bärk΄] n. 1. a) a South American tree (Quillaja saponaria) of the rose family, with leathery leaves and white flower clusters b) its inner bark, used in cleansing preparations for its saponin content 2. any of several tropical American trees …   English World dictionary

  • soapbark — n. an American tree, Quillaja saponaria, with bark yielding saponin. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. also soapbark tree : a Chilean tree (Quillaja saponaria) with shining leaves and terminal white flowers b. : the bark of the soapbark tree that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soapbark — soap·bark sōp .bärk n 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • soapbark — /sohp bahrk /, n. 1. a Chilean tree, Quillaja saponaria, of the rose family, having evergreen leaves and small, white flowers. 2. the inner bark of this tree, used as a substitute for soap. [1860 65; SOAP + BARK2] * * * …   Universalium

  • soapbark — /ˈsoʊpbak/ (say sohpbahk) noun 1. a Chilean tree, Quillaja saponaria, bearing undivided evergreen leaves and small white flowers. 2. the inner bark of this tree, used as a substitute for soap; quillai bark. {soap + bark2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • soapbark tree — I. noun see soapbark 1a II. noun see soapbark 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • quillai bark — soapbark (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • quillai bark — soapbark (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quillaia — is the milled inner bark or small stems and branches of the soapbark ( Quillaja saponaria , Molina). Other names include China bark extract, Murillo bark extract, Panama bark extract, Quillai extract, Quillaia extract, Quillay bark extract,… …   Wikipedia

  • Quillaja saponaria — Taxobox name = Soap bark tree regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Quillajaceae genus = Quillaja species = Q. saponaria binomial = Quillaja saponaria binomial authority = MolinaThe Soap bark… …   Wikipedia

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