soapberry

soapberry
soap·berry

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  • Soapberry — can refer to:* Plants in the genus Sapindus , native to warm temperate to tropical regions in both the Old World and the New World. The berries of these plants contain a natural, low sudsing detergent called saponin. * Canada Buffaloberry (… …   Wikipedia

  • soapberry — [sōp′ber΄ē] n. pl. soapberries 1. any of a genus (Sapindus) of trees of the soapberry family, with fruits containing saponin 2. the globular fruit, with yellowish flesh and a large, round seed adj. designating a family (Sapindaceae, order… …   English World dictionary

  • soapberry — muilinis sapindas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sapindus saponaria), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunami saponinai. atitikmenys: lot. Sapindus saponaria angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • soapberry — noun Date: 1693 any of a genus (Sapindus of the family Sapindaceae, the soapberry family) of chiefly tropical woody plants; also the fruit of a soapberry and especially of a tree (S. saponaria) that is saponin rich and used as a soap substitute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soapberry — /sohp ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. soapberries. 1. the fruit of any of certain tropical or subtropical trees of the genus Sapindus, esp. S. saponaria, used as a substitute for soap. 2. the tree itself. [1685 95; SOAP + BERRY] * * * ▪ plant  any… …   Universalium

  • soapberry — sapindas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių (Sapindaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Sapindus). atitikmenys: lot. Sapindus angl. soapberry vok. Seifenbaum rus. мыльное дерево; сапиндус lenk. mydleniec; mydlnik; zapian …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Soapberry tree — Soap ber ry tree (Bot.) Any tree of the genus {Sapindus}, esp. {Sapindus saponaria}, the fleshy part of whose fruit is used instead of soap in washing linen; also called {soap tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soapberry-tree — indinis sapindas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sapindus mukorossi), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami saponinai. atitikmenys: lot. Sapindus mukorossi angl. Chinese soapberry; soap… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • soapberry family — noun chiefly tropical New and Old World deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs bearing leathery drupes with yellow translucent flesh; most plants produce toxic saponins • Syn: ↑Sapindaceae, ↑family Sapindaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soapberry tree — noun a tree of the genus Sapindus whose fruit is rich in saponin • Syn: ↑soapberry • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑wild China tree, ↑Sapindus drumondii, ↑Sapindus marginatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soapberry family — the plant family Sapindaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, or herbaceous vines having compound leaves, clustered flowers, and berrylike, fleshy, or capsular fruit, and including the balloon vine, golden rain tree, litchi, and… …   Universalium

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