[sap-uh-ney-shuh s]


resembling soap; soapy.

Origin of saponaceous

1700–10; < New Latin sāpōnāceus, equivalent to Latin sāpōn- (stem of sāpō) soap + -āceus -aceous
Related formssap·o·na·ceous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saponaceous



resembling soap; soapy
Derived Formssaponaceousness, noun

Word Origin for saponaceous

C18: from New Latin sāpōnāceus, from Latin sāpō soap
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Medicine definitions for saponaceous




Having the qualities of soap.
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