sapindaceous

sapindaceous

[sap-in-dey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Sapindaceae, the soapberry family of plants.


Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Sapindace(ae) name of the family (Sapind(us) the type genus (Latin sāp(ō) soap + Indus Indian) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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sapindaceous (ˌsæpɪnˈdeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sapindaceae, a tropical and subtropical family of trees, shrubs, and lianas including the soapberry, litchi, and supplejack
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin sāpō soap + Indus Indian]

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