sapindaceous

[ sap-in-dey-shuhs ]
/ ˌsæp ɪnˈdeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Sapindaceae, the soapberry family of plants.

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Origin of sapindaceous

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

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 for sapindaceous

C19: via New Latin from Latin sāpō soap + Indus Indian
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