saponaceous

saponaceous

[sap-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
resembling soap; soapy.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin sāpōnāceus, equivalent to Latin sāpōn- (stem of sāpō) soap + -āceus -aceous

saponaceousness, noun
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saponaceous (ˌsæpəʊˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
resembling soap; soapy
 
[C18: from New Latin sāpōnāceus, from Latin sāpōsoap]
 
sapo'naceousness
 
n

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saponaceous sap·o·na·ceous (sāp'ə-nā'shəs)
adj.
Having the qualities of soap.

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