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Origin of saponaceous
OTHER WORDS FROM saponaceoussap·o·na·ceous·ness, noun
Words nearby saponaceous
Example sentences from the Web for saponaceous
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
And, for the matter of that, so was Mr. Saponaceous Wood, of counsel.The Story of a Mine|Bret Harte
The cloth is padded again with the saponaceous liquor; and again spread on the grass, or dried hard in the stove.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Name a contraction of Sapo Indicus, Indian soap, having reference to the saponaceous character of the berries.
In some cases, instead of the above substances, a little liquor of potassa is employed, by which a saponaceous emulsion is formed.