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sapindaceous

[sap-in-dey-shuh s] /ˌsæp ɪnˈdeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Sapindaceae, the soapberry family of plants.
Compare soapberry family.
Origin of sapindaceous
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin Sapindace(ae) name of the family (Sapind(us) the type genus (Latin sāp(ō) soap + Indus Indian) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for sapindaceous

sapindaceous

/ˌsæpɪnˈdeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sapindaceae, a tropical and subtropical family of trees, shrubs, and lianas including the soapberry, litchi, and supplejack
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Latin sāpō soap + Indus Indian
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