- a soap made chiefly from potassium hydroxide and linseed oil, used in treating some skin diseases.
Origin of green soap
First recorded in 1830–40
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- med a soft or liquid alkaline soap made from vegetable oils, used in treating certain chronic skin diseasesAlso called: soft soap
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- A translucent, yellowish-green soft or liquid soap made chiefly from vegetable oils and used in the treatment of skin disorders.
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