saponaceous

[ sap-uh-ney-shuhs ]
/ ˌsæp əˈneɪ ʃəs /

adjective

resembling soap; soapy.

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Origin of saponaceous

1700–10; <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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Medical definitions for saponaceous

saponaceous
[ săp′ə-nāshəs ]

adj.

Having the qualities of soap.
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