- resembling soap; soapy.
Origin of saponaceous
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And, for the matter of that, so was Mr. Saponaceous Wood, of counsel.The Story of a Mine
In some cases, instead of the above substances, a little liquor of potassa is employed, by which a saponaceous emulsion is formed.
Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as "unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous."The Devil's Dictionary
Then the process was repeated with the other hand, and a quart of the saponaceous mush was packed in the right hand pocket.Andersonville, Volume 2
Trituration with water is an excellent way to get out of them all their saline and saponaceous contents.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
- resembling soap; soapy
C18: from New Latin sāpōnāceus, from Latin sāpō soap
- Having the qualities of soap.
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