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Castile

[ka-steel] /kæˈstil/
noun
1.
Spanish Cas·ti·lla,
[kahs-tee-lyah, -yah] /kɑsˈti lyɑ, -yɑ/ (Show IPA)
. a former kingdom comprising most of Spain.
2.
Also called Castile soap. a variety of mild soap, made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide.
3.
any hard soap made from fats and oils, often partly from olive oil.
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Castile

/kæˈstiːl/
noun
1.
a former kingdom comprising most of modern Spain: originally part of León, it became an independent kingdom in the 10th century and united with Aragon (1469), the first step in the formation of the Spanish state
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Word Origin and History for castile-soap
Castile
medieval Sp. kingdom, from V.L. castilla, from L. castella, pl. of castellum (see castle); so called in ref. to the many forts there during the Moorish wars.
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