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saponaceous

[ sap-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌsæp əˈneɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
resembling soap; soapy.
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Origin of saponaceous

First recorded in 1700–10; from New Latin sāpōnāceus, equivalent to Latin sāpōn- (stem of sāpō ) soap + -āceus -aceous

OTHER WORDS FROM saponaceous

sap·o·na·ceous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for saponaceous

saponaceous
/ (ˌsæpəʊˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective
resembling soap; soapy

Derived forms of saponaceous

saponaceousness, noun

Word Origin for saponaceous

C18: from New Latin sāpōnāceus, from Latin sāpō soap
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